What’s Current: Denmark plans to reform sexual violence laws to include consent

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  • Lawmakers in Denmark announced a plan to reform existing sexual violence laws in order to institute a lack of consent, rather than force, as the basis for determining rape.
  • A memorial highlighting the 122 names of women murdered by men over the past year was held in Paris to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Collages Feminicides, a street-art campaign calling attention to violence against women.
  • Brazil expands the requirements for rape victims seeking an abortion less than two weeks after a 10-year-old rape victim was denied an abortion in her home state, sparking protests across the country. 
  • A US study found that working from home during the pandemic has benefited men while disproportionately damaging the careers of women and people of color.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.