What’s Current: Over 900 women and girls reporting missing in Peru since coronavirus lockdown started

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  • More than 900 women and girls have been reported missing in Peru since the start of coronavirus lockdown measures in March, according to authorities. Of those reported, over 70 per cent are minors.
  • As many as 1,000 babies born in Russian surrogacy clinics have been left stranded due to international border closures.
  • A UN report has found that women who attempted to flee North Korea were forcibly repatriated and detained, and subjected to rape and torture at the hands of prison guards.
  • A newly erected statue in South Korea dedicated to victims of wartime sexual slavery, depicting a man bowing to a girl, has drawn criticism from Japanese government officials for the man’s likeness to PM Shinzo Abe.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

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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