What’s Current: Hundreds of thousands of women in Latin America march for justice and to end male violence

  • Hundreds of thousands of women across Latin America marched for justice and an end to male violence against women, with tens of thousands marching against femicide in Mexico. Women in Mexico and Argentina followed their march actions with national women’s strikes.
  • International Women’s Day protesters were assaulted by men in Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan, while police used tear gas on the women marching in Turkey.
  • A study of rape trials in New Zealand leads to recommendations to ban certain questions from trials and give legal professionals specialist training.
  • A trans-identified male in the UK escaped a prison sentence for threatening a shop employee with a hammer, because the judge couldn’t figure out where the defendant should serve his sentence based on gender identity claims.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.