What’s Current: Victims of rape in Britain’s armed forces launch legal action to take rape trials out of military court

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  • Three women in Britain’s armed forces launch a legal challenge to take rape cases out of military courts, claiming conviction rates are nearly six times lower than in civilian courts.
  • Female lawmakers, researchers, and scientists in Italy demand that the government include women in official COVID-19 decision-making groups.
  • Mexico’s president claims reports of violence against women have not increased during COVID-19 lockdowns, contradicting official data signaling a rise in abuse.
  • Domestic violence reports in Russia have more than doubled during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown, while police claim crimes have fallen by 13 per cent.
  • Eindhoven University of Technology is accused of gender discrimination after increasing its number of female academics by 25 per cent by opening vacancies exclusive to women.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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