- JK Rowling returns an award from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization after its president said gender critical views expressed by the author “diminished the identity” of transgender people. In a statement, Rowling writes:
“Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, recently felt it necessary to publish a statement denouncing my views on RFKHR’s website. The statement incorrectly implied that I was transphobic, and that I am responsible for harm to trans people. As a longstanding donor to LGBT charities and a supporter of trans people’s right to live free of persecution, I absolutely refute the accusation that I hate trans people or wish them ill, or that standing up for the rights of women is wrong, discriminatory, or incites harm or violence to the trans community.”
- Iranian women are coming forward on social media to share their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of employers, colleagues, and powerful men.
- Seven new cold case offices focusing on missing and murdered Indigenous women are opening across the U.S.
- Domestic violence rates in Northern Ireland are at their highest since records began, with an average of 88 reported incidents per day.