What’s Current: London, Ontario police to publicize names of men charged with buying sex

  • London police have announced that they will be releasing names of men charged with buying sex, a policy change that is meant to deter the demand for prostitution and that the London’s Abused Women’s Centre was instrumental in pushing. 
  • Two more women have gone public with allegations that R. Kelly sexually abused them when they were minors.
  • In India, thousands of women from walked 10,000 kilometres to raise awareness about the prevalence of rape and to protest the failure to hold men accountable. The Independent reports: 

“Rape is one of the most under-reported crimes in India — with some estimates indicating 90 to 95 per cent of rape cases remain unreported.

The conviction rate for crimes against women overall in India is very low — only 18.9 per cent and the lowest in a decade — according to the latest official crime statistics from 2016. Whereas, the average conviction rate for all crimes is 47 per cent.”

  • Gender Identity And Kids, the next event in the #GIDYVR Still Talking Series is scheduled for May 9, 2019 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. It will feature Dr. Kenneth Zucker, who ran the Gender Identity Service for children and adolescents at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto until 2015 and Meghan Murphy. Other panelists TBA.
Meghan McCarty

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