What’s Current: Second Dalit woman dies after alleged gang rape, sparking protests

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  • A 22-year-old woman in India has died after being allegedly gang raped on Tuesday according to officials, the same day a 19-year-old woman died from a separate gang rape incident, sparking nationwide protests.
  • A serial killer in Japan who targeted women and girls through Twitter admitted in court to the crimes, while his lawyer claimed that his victims consented to be killed.
  • Four women were appointed to cabinet positions in Sudan’s newly-formed government, including the first female chief of justice in the Arab world, and the country’s first female minister of foreign affairs.
  • US women who experience heart attacks receive less rigorous care and are more likely to die as a result of their condition, according to a report in the American Heart Association’s journal.
  • Nearly one million women in the UK have missed out on breast cancer screening as a result of the pandemic.
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.