What’s Current: Ottawa postpones national action plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women

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  • The federal government is postponing its action plan to address missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Four more women accuse disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault as he serves a 23-year prison sentence. One of the anonymous accusers was 17 at the time of the alleged assault.
  • The Telegraph reports that women’s sports competitions are being abandoned by sponsors and governing bodies, while men’s sports are gearing up to resume across the globe.
  • A Citi report claims COVID-19 job losses are disproportionately affecting women around the world. According to the firm, 44 million people could lose their jobs, with 31 million of these people being women.
Meghan McCarty

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