What’s Current: COVID travel ban in Uganda traps women at home with abusers

  • A COVID-19 transport ban in Uganda is leaving women trapped at home with abusers, unable to travel to seek medical treatment or refuge.
  • Multiple news outlets are under fire for publishing obituaries featuring the birth name of Aimee Stevens, a trans-identified male who was at the centre of a high-profile discrimination case.
  • Three gunmen stormed a Kabul hospital maternity unit, killing at least 15 in a targeted attack against pregnant women and babies.
  • Women in war-torn Kashmir say sexual predators are assaulting women in community bunkers, forcing them to brave artillery shells to avoid abuse in shelters.
  • Serial rapist Keegan Spearchief is again being sought by Calgary police after he allegedly performed a sexual act while watching a 12-year-old girl through her bedroom window.
Meghan McCarty

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