- Hundreds of mourners faced Seoul’s freezing temperatures to join the funeral procession of former “comfort woman” and activist, Kim Bok-dong. A spokesperson for the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, said:
“The survivors of sexual violence in conflict from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, address Kim Bok-dong… as ‘our hero’, ‘our mama’, and ‘our hope.”
- At the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, a hearing is underway into complaints of systemic sex discrimination against female civilian employees of the provincial police force.
- University students in the UK are warned not to ban speakers for alleged “transphobia,” because it’s not against the law to believe that trans-identified males aren’t women.
- The mother of a girl who was sexually assaulted by a trans-identified male in a supermarket bathroom is alarmed that, given that this is not a first offence, the sentence is being served in the community.
- The former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo, is accused of raping girls as young as 13.