What’s Current: Doug Ford administration revokes funding for Ontario College of Midwives

  • The Doug Ford administration has revoked all provincial current and future funding for the College of Midwives of Ontario, the regulatory body that oversees more than 900 midwives and has had government support for 25 years.
  • The US Department of Education is investigating Title IX complaints from men’s rights activists who claim universities discriminate against them by offering women-only scholarships and programmes.
  • South Vancouver parents are demanding better security at schools after a six-year-old girl was lured away from a school playground and sexually assaulted.
  • To commemorate 100 years of women’s voting rights, statues of leading suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst and and Annie Kennie have been unveiled in their hometowns.
  • A Dutch court upheld the maximum prison sentence for a man convicted of cyberbullying young women and gay men. The man pressured victims into performing sexual acts in front of webcams, then posted images online or blackmailed them.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.