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  • Of the 36 new women adding their names to a lawsuit accusing fashion mogul Peter Nygard of sexual assault and rape, 17 are Canadian, making the total of women accusing Nyard 46. 
  • A Somali journalist was arrested for reporting the rape of a 14-year-old girl involving members of the Somali National Army. According to a police report, the journalist’s crime is listed as “reporting the death incident without authority from the state.”
  • Pregnant women in Japan commuting from Tokyo to give birth in their hometowns are being turned away from local hospitals due to fears they will spread COVID-19.
  • US unemployment as a result of COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting women and racial minority groups.
  • Two McDonald’s employees in Florida filed a $500 million class action lawsuit on behalf of over 5,000 women at 100 different branches, accusing the company of enabling “systemic sexual harassment.” 
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.