What’s Current: Police in England and Wales scrap ‘digital strip searches’ for rape survivors

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  • The Crown Prosecution Service and police are forced to scrap “digital strip searches” of rape complaints in response to legal threats from sexual abuse survivors and campaigning from privacy and human rights groups.
  • Activists praise the latest reforms of Sudan’s traditional government, which include banning female genital mutilation and no longer requiring women to get travel permits.
  • A Saudi Arabia court rules in favor of a woman who was on trial for living and traveling on her own without a man’s permission.
  • The Edmonton Police Service warns the public of the release of a convicted trans-identified male child sex offender who they believe is a risk to the community.
Meghan McCarty

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