What’s Current: Ski coach Bertrand Charest found guilty on 37 charges related to sexual abuse of female students

Bertrand Charest

Bertrand Charest, a former ski coach, has been convicted of 37 criminal offenses related to the abuse and exploitation of his young, female students 20 years ago.

It’s the 45th anniversary of Title IX–which prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education–becoming law in the USA. Senator Kamala Harris explains how it passed, what it means, and why it needs to be protected.

In the UK, parliamentarians from all major parties are asking for an amendment to the Queen’s Speech that would ensure that Northern Irish women can access abortions, funded by the National Health Services, in England.

The federal government announces it will dedicate funding to improve access to midwifery services, and to establish community based midwifery projects, in Canada’s First Nation and Inuit communities.

Kathryn Joyce at The New Republic investigates: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?

Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.