What’s Current: Women-led DRC protests demand justice for historic unprosecuted rapes and murders

  • Women led thousands of people in demonstrations against civil war violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, demanding justice for historic murders and rapes that have not been prosecuted.
  • Days after the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang raped by four upper caste men fueled protests across India, officials say they are ruling out rape because semen was not found.
  • Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein is charged with six new counts of sexual assault against two more women, the Los Angeles District Attorney said.
  • The Post Millennial reports Jessica Yaniv has ended two human rights lawsuits against Vancouver beauty salons for refusing to wax his genitals.
  • Women are leaving the U.S. workforce at four times the rate as men, with 865,000 women dropping out of work in September compared with 216,000 men.
Meghan McCarty

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