What’s Current: UK government faces court case over refusal to issue gender neutral passports

  • The UK government is facing a landmark appeals case challenging its refusal to issue gender-neutral passports.
  • Nearly 700 women in Ottawa have been turned away from domestic abuse shelters since April of this year due to a lack of resources.
  • A report by Pakistani human rights investigators lists the names of 630 women and girls known to have been trafficked into China and sold as brides.
  • A Nepali village is offering cash rewards to women and girls who refuse to lodge in menstrual huts. The initiative is a response to the recent death of Parbati Buda Rawat, who suffocated after building a fire.
  • A filmmaker in India sparked backlash after posting on social media that women should carry condoms and accept rape if they want to survive. The comments were a response to the on-going protests against male violence following the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad. 
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.