What’s Current: Italian women’s shelters are losing funding due to requirements they report identities of women to authorities

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  • Women’s shelters in Italy are losing significant government funds for refusing to comply with new state regulations which require reporting victims’ identities to the government.
  • Police in Iran have arrested a man who confessed to the murder of his 14-year-old daughter, Romina Ashrafi, in an “honor killing” that has sparked outrage in the country.
  • A new study suggests that the COVID-19 virus attacks and damages the placenta of pregnant women.
  • A new law in Japan, set to take effect in June, will be the first to address workplace sexual harassment by requiring companies to provide sexual harassment training and support for victims.
  • Recent research in the UK correlates poverty and debt with women who self-harm. The survey, conducted in response to increasing rates of self-harm among women and girls overall, found that one in five women with financial struggles, aged 16-34, self-harmed in the last year.
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.

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