What’s Current: Turkish women rally against femicide as government considers leaving key rights treaty

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  • Thousands of Turkish women rally against the government’s potential withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat and prevent violence against women.
  • South Korea MP Ryu Ho-jeong was bombarded with misogynistic comments for attending a parliamentary session in a colorful dress, stirring up debate on sexist attitudes towards South Korean women in the workplace.
  • Kuwait has made an amendment to their health guardianship law permitting women to sign off on medical procedures for their children and family.
  • Top female politicians urge Facebook Inc to step up and protect women in politics from rampant threats of violence and sexism on the platform.
Meghan McCarty

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