What’s Current: UK police face legal action over requests for rape victims’ digital records

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  • The UK police are forcing crime victims to hand over their phones for unrestricted search, discouraging victims from reporting sexual violence. Women who’ve reported sexual violence are planning to sue the government for demanding digital records.
  • The Pakistani Senate passes a ban on child marriage, setting 18 as the minimum age of consent, and the measure will now be considered by the National Assembly.
  • A 20-year-old woman in South Sudan was beaten to death by her brothers, after refusing to marry a man who offered 40 cows in payment to her family.
  • A New York school bus driver who raped a 14-year-old girl will serve no jail time.
  • The Supreme Court of British Columbia told the father of a trans-identified 14-year-old girl that he may be arrested if he refers to her using female pronouns or her former name, which the court defines as “family violence.”
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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