What’s Current: Canada to compensate victims $900 million in military sexual misconduct lawsuit

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  • The Canadian federal government will compensate thousands of plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging widespread sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • Women in Russia are sharing their experiences of abuse and harassment using the hashtag #мне_нужна_гласность, meaning “I need public attention.” 
  • Jeffrey Epstein is denied bail and ruled “a danger to others and to the community” by a Manhattan judge while awaiting trial for the sex trafficking of underage girls. 
  • International convenience store chain Circle K issues a public apology in Mexico after tweeting an offer that urged shoppers to celebrate “Secretary Day” by purchasing condoms, wine, and chocolate.
  • Indonesian activists warn of a growing epidemic of violence against women following two high-profile cases of domestic abuse that involved marital rape.
Meghan McCarty

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