What’s Current: Feminists seize control of Mexican federal building in protest of violence against women

  • Feminists storm and seize control of Mexico’s National Human Rights Commision, claiming the federal building as a shelter for female victims of male violence. The takeover is the latest in ongoing demonstrations against femicide in Mexico.
  • A lesbian couple who were victims of a violent, homophobic attack on a London bus join a campaign pressuring the government to make misogyny a hate crime.
  • A new Citizens UK report reveals women are three times more likely to experience sexual violence and threats than men.
  • BBC News reports prominent women in Afghanistan are being targeted with assassination attempts, as the country moves include women in peace talks with the Taliban and bring them back into public life.
Meghan McCarty

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