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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.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.