What’s Current: Women’s rights activist Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre murdered in Juárez

  • Mexican women’s rights activist Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, 26, was murdered in Juárez Friday night, sparking protests over the weekend calling for action on violence against women.
  • The iconic Òran Mór bar in Glasgow was targeted by trans activists over the weekend after hosting a meeting of Scotland’s newly-formed LGB Alliance.
  • More than half of women in London experience sexual harassment and abuse on public transit while tens of thousands of incidents go unreported, according to data from YouGov.
  • Over a third of UK girls have been sexually harassed at school and in public while wearing their uniforms, compared to only six per cent of their male classmates.
  • Trial has begun in India over a man who claims he was “forced” into undergoing sex reassignment surgery to marry a man in 2016, when gay marriage was still criminalized in the country. However, upon learning he was already married with children, the complainant filed legal action against him.
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.