What’s Current: Arizona law enforcement paid trafficking victims they ‘rescued’ for sex

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • The Daily Beast reports Arizona DHS agents paid to have sex with human trafficking victims that they “rescued” from a transnational trafficking ring that forced immigrants into sex slavery.
  • South Korea’s top court dismissed an appeal by a group of former comfort women that challenged an agreement to settle claims over wartime sex slavery. The survivors, who were forced to work in Japan’s World War II military brothels, argue the agreement violates their rights because the governments agreed to close the matter as “irreversibly resolved” without consulting them.
  • The National Records of Scotland advises that trans-identified individuals should fill in the male/female question in Scotland’s next census based on how they identify, rather than their legal sex.
  • The Israel Football Association is holding a conference to promote female soccer players without featuring any women as guest speakers.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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