What’s Current: Rate at which U.S. police close rape cases steadily declining

  • The rate at which police departments in the U.S. are successfully closing rape cases is at its lowest since the 1960s. 
  • A Virginia representative set to leave office next week blocked a bill intended to improve government response to violence against Native American women.
  • A Spanish academic received a €1.5 EU grant to bring recognition to female writers between 1500 and 1780 whose popular texts were dismissed as “women’s writing.’”
  • Indian officials in the Tamil Nadu state are working to open modern and secure hostels for working women from all economic backgrounds. The state’s Social Welfare Department said women’s safety is their top priority.
Meghan McCarty

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