A group of non-binary political candidates sued the Brooklyn Democratic Party because their ballot petitions only allowed for male or female gender designations https://t.co/DPH7IWSGUx
— Brooklyn Paper (@brooklynpaper) April 8, 2020
- A group of non-binary political candidates filed a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Democratic Party, seeking the repeal of gender parity laws intended to ensure women’s representation in the party.
- Global lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have compromised access to reproductive care for millions of women in Africa and Asia.
- Men assaulted and groped two female doctors in New Delhi, accusing them of spreading coronavirus.
- In Somalia, drought brought on by climate change is exacerbating male violence against women and girls in the form of rape and domestic violence. The Guardian reports:
“The spike in regional violence against women and girls takes two forms: domestic violence against women who have become family breadwinners, and sexual violence against women and girls who have migrated to camps near crowded urban centres.”