What’s Current: Scottish government includes trans-identified males in definition of ‘woman’ in guidance on gender representation

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  • Woman’s Place UK submits a complaint against a new guidance on gender representation on public boards issued by the Scottish government, which includes trans-identified males under its definition of woman.
  • Police in Canada face growing scrutiny after two women, both of whom were members of ethnic minorities and struggling with mental health issues, died following encounters with officers.
  • Egyptian authorities will prosecute a father who allegedly forced his three young daughters to undergo female genital mutilation after he told them they were going to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The doctor involved will also go to trial.
  • Women took to the streets of Tirana to protest against sexual violence and victim blaming in response to the arrests of several teenagers and a 65-year-old school guard for abusing a 15-year-old girl, who is now facing public harassment.
  • A Singaporean man is jailed for secretly filming nearly 1,400 illicit videos of women and girls over the course of 12 years.
Meghan McCarty

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