What’s Current: Glasgow Rape Crisis denied funding because they only offer services to women and girls

  • Glasgow Rape Crisis has had to reduce services after being denied a grant by Children In Need, on the basis that they only serve women and girls and don’t offer the same services to men and boys.
  • Brandon Lewis, chair of the UK Conservatives, has said that half of Tory candidates should be women, but hasn’t set a timetable for that that change.
  • Argentina’s Senate is voting on a measure to legalize abortion up to 14 weeks, as a million women plan to publicly rally to ask their representatives to vote yes. Abortion rights campaigners have been working on this initiative for 13 years, and it now enjoys a majority of popular support.
  • The US Violence Against Women Act is set to expire at the end of September. In spite of previous versions of the legislation passing with bipartisan support, the measure introduced to reauthorize funding for violence prevention services doesn’t have a single conservative sponsor.
  • The Indian government is preparing a survey to evaluate the amount of time women spend in unpaid domestic and care work, in order to gather data for employment and welfare policy planning.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.