What’s Current: Women in Latin America and Palestine face increased domestic abuse during lockdowns

  • Women in Latin America and Palestine are among those facing increases in domestic violence during COVID-19 social distancing, while the UNHCR warns about increased risks of sex-based violence and forced marriage for displaced women and girls.
  • A third of US working women’s jobs have been deemed essential services during the coronavirus shutdowns.
  • Four Australian children, aged two months to eight years old, have been rescued from a global sex trafficking ring that sold videos of their abuse and rape online.
  • Moroccan gay men worry that a video by a trans-identified male beauty blogger encouraged followers to use dating apps to out them.
Natasha Chart

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