What’s Current: 10-year-old girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation

  • Deeqa Dahir Nuur, a 10-year-old girl, bled to death after being subjected to female genital mutilation in Somalia. According to campaigners, deaths like these are rarely confirmed or reported.
  • Paraguay’s rate of child pregnancy is one of the highest in Latin America with devastating consequences — including death in childbirth — for young girls.
  • The Vancouver Police have issued a warning about a man shining a flashlight on himself while masturbating outside of women’s windows in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.
  • Essure, a permanent contraceptive implant, will soon be taken off the market in the US. More than 16,000 women who have experienced serious injuries and other complications due to this implant are suing the company that makes it.
  • The Mormon church is fighting to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Joseph Bishop, a former church leader, of raping a woman in 1984 when she was training to be a missionary.
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.