What’s Current: French policemen convicted of raping Canadian woman at Paris headquarters

  • Two French policemen have been convicted and sentenced to seven years prison for gang raping a Canadian woman inside the Paris police headquarters in 2014.
  • Manitoba child welfare officials allowed two girls to to remain in the home of a foster father who was under investigation for — and who has since pleaded guilty to — sexually assaulting two other girls in his care. 
  • The USA Powerlifting Federation is under fire for their so-called exclusionary transgender participation policy, which does not allow transgender women to compete due to advantages in “muscle mass, bone density, bone structure, and connective tissue.”
  • Activists in Zimbabwe demonstrated while wearing black as part of a campaign demanding action over widespread reports of sexual violence by the country’s security forces.
  • Pakistan will soon raise the minimum marriage age from 16 to 18, under a bill passed by the Senate Committee on Human Rights.
Meghan McCarty

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