What’s Current: Four women have been murdered in Brazil every day in 2019

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  • In Brazil, four women have been killed every day since 2019 began, according to a report issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ISCHR) that exhorts the Brazilian government to do more to prevent femicide. The Guardian reports:

“In Brazil, those women killed are often shot dead in their own homes at the hands of current or former boyfriends who have a history of domestic abuse, the IACHR said.

The commission notes with concern that in most cases, the murdered women had previously denounced their aggressors, faced serious acts of domestic violence or suffered previous attacks or attempted homicides…”

  • Margaret Nelson, a 74-year-old woman in the UK, received a call from the Suffolk police who cautioned her that online comments in which she said that it is impossible for human beings to change sex were offensive to trans-identified people. Suffolk Constabulary have since issued a public apology.
  • The UK’s governing body for family doctors has withdrawn a controversial course on “gender variance,” suggesting that it seemed to push general practictioners to encourage gender transition.
  • Another Nepali woman has suffocated to death on the smoke of a fire she made to try to stay warm while banished to a menstrual hut.
  • Australian Border Force officers are accused of stopping Saudi women traveling alone to prevent them entering the country if they’re suspected of trying to flee their guardians.
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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