What’s Current: Women fighting for legalized abortion clash with police in Mexico

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  • Women in Mexico protested for reproductive rights on Monday, the international Safe Abortion Day, leading to clashes with police. Protesters called for the decriminalization of abortion across the country. Currently, abortion is only legal in Mexico City and Oaxaca.
  • Aid workers for the World Health Organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo were systematically raping women in exchange for short-term employment contracts, a year-long investigation has revealed.
  • In India, a Dalit woman succumbed to her injuries sustained during a gang rape perpetrated by four men of a higher caste, prompting national outcry and protests over a failure to protect women from violence.
  • US lawmakers passed a bill requiring the Department of Justice heighten efforts to combat violence against Native American women, including increased data collection regarding missing or murdered women.
  • Numerous celebrities have signed a letter in support of J.K. Rowling, published in Sunday’s edition of The Times. The letter has since become an open petition with nearly 10k signatories in 24 hours.
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.