What’s Current: Three women team up to take on European dictator in Belarus election

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  • Three women join forces to face Belarus’ long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko in the country’s upcoming presidential election, becoming figureheads of the movement against Lukashenko, who has been dubbed Europe’s last dictator.
  • Feminists in Turkey urge the rest of the world not to forget the original context of Instagram’s #challengeaccepted trend, which was meant to draw attention to skyrocketing rates of violence against women.
  • New unsealed court documents allege Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused underage girls and facilitated the abuse of others by convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
  • More than 20 supportive housing facilities for Indigenous women experiencing homelessness are opening in Victoria, as part of a first of its kind development in B.C.
  • Human rights campaigners say a proposed law that would allow Cambodian police to fine people deemed to be dressed inappropriately may restrict women’s freedoms and “reinforce a culture of impunity” around sexual violence against women.
Meghan McCarty

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