What’s Current: Royal Caribbean accused of ignoring rape problem on cruise ships

  • Royal Caribbean is accused of ignoring the sexual assault problem onboard their cruises after a Miami judge rules the company’s inaction contributed to the gang rape of a 15-year-old in 2015.
  • Longtime members, staff, users, and volunteers of the Nelson & District Women’s Centre have formed a collective and launched a campaign to return the centre to democratic functioning, following a board decision to open the centre to “marginalized genders” without majority support.
  • Four teenage boys who attacked a lesbian couple who refused to kiss for their entertainment are charged with an aggravated hate crime.
  • A woman in Indonesia who was jailed for documenting her boss sexually harassing her is given amnesty by the country’s parliament.
  • Married women in South Africa need their husbands’ permission to keep their birth surnames. News24 reports that the country’s Department of Home Affairs often changes married womens’ names unasked.
Meghan McCarty

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