What’s Current: Over 100 women expected to file claims as Epstein victim compensation fund opens

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  • Over 100 women are expected to file claims against Jeffrey Epstein following the opening of a fund seeking to compensate sexual abuse victims of the disgraced financier.
  • Seven Columbian soldiers confess to gang raping a 13-year-old indigenous girl, sparking outrage across the South American nation, which has long dealt with “structural” violence against indigenous women and girls.
  • Greater Manchester Police dismissed a woman’s rape claim as “bollocks” four years before the same man allegedly raped a second victim.
  • Mexico’s president is facing criticism for suggesting that the tradition of women staying at home to take care of older family members is key to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A report reveals that female genital mutilation in Germany has increased by 44 per cent since 2017, estimating that nearly 15,000 women and girls may be at risk.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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