What’s Current: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies At 87

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  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. She was 87. Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights.
  • Former model Amy Dorris accuses Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the 1997 US Open tournament.
  • The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns “vile” social media attacks against female journalists in Pakistan, including rape threats, as women reporters feel barred from participating in the profession.
  • Al Jazeera reports COVID-19 school closures in Kenya increases girls’ risk of female genital mutilation, teenage pregnancy, and child marriage.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan warns of extremist attacks against a “variety of targets,” most of which are aimed at women.
  • Rapists will face surgical castration under a new law in a Nigerian state, while those convicted of raping a child under age 14 will be executed.
Meghan McCarty

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