What’s Current: Women and children turned away from domestic violence shelters in Canada nearly 19,000 times a month

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  • CBC News reports that Canadian women and children are turned away from domestic violence shelters nearly 19,000 times a month on average. Despite this crisis, the City of Vancouver voted not to renew funding for Vancouver Rape Relief shelter due to their woman-only policy. 
  • A UK High Court judgement finds.he ruler of Dubai orchestrated the abductions of two of his daughters and subjected his former wife to a “campaign of intimidation.”
  • Data from the first gender social norm index reveals that almost 90 per cent of people in 75 countries are biased against women in the area of politics, economics, education, violence, and reproductive rights.
  • According to an Oxfam analysis, American women would have earned $1.5 trillion in 2018 if they were paid minimum wage for unpaid household labour.
  • Trans activist Jordon Henderson, who verbally abused female SNP colleagues and other women online, is bidding for a seat in Scottish Parliament.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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