What’s Current: A fifth of American women live over 40 miles from the nearest abortion provider

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  • One in five American women live 43 miles or more from the nearest abortion provider, often due to a spate of targeted, state level, procedural and clinic restrictions, a third of which were enacted between 2011 and 2017.
  • A wave of sexual harassment reports are straining the resources of some US human rights commissions, as more women are coming forward following the #MeToo movement.
  • Dutch MP Lilianne Ploumen says that the UN doesn’t make enough use of the sanctions standards that are available to discourage sexual violence against women and girls as a weapon of war.
  • An investigation into unaccredited Family Court report writers in Australia reveals that, despite lacking expertise in risk assessment or abuse dynamics, their assessments affect decision on which parent gets custody of children.
  • Kingston police are releasing intimate and graphic details about domestic violence cases to demonstrate what men’s abuse of women really looks like.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

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

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