Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has drawn criticism from women’s rights campaigners for dismissing a sharp increase in calls to domestic violence hotlines. President López Obrador said 90 per cent of the 26,000 reports of abuse recorded in March were fake.
Bangkok police have arrested 22 people, including four state doctors, for involvement in an illegal surrogacy trafficking ring selling babies to couples in China.
Three Zimbabwean women politicians were beaten and tortured, allegedly by state officials, for organizing protests in response to food shortages. Authorities constructed a makeshift courtroom in their hospital ward to conduct a trial, sparking national outrage.
The body of a four-year-old girl was recovered from a well after she was raped and murdered in Nashua Pradesh, India. An investigation has been launched into alleged negligence by local police.
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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