• 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. 
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.