- Several Canadian helplines for women experiencing domestic violence report a dramatic rise in calls since COVID-19 lockdown regulations went into effect, with the urgency and severity of callers’ situations intensifying. CTV reports:
“The United Nations has called violence against women and girls a ‘shadow pandemic’ as the COVID-19 crisis fuels social isolation and tensions caused by concerns over health, safety and financial security.
- The U.S. Supreme Court declines to review a federal court decision ordering the Idaho Department of Corrections to provide sex reassignment surgery to a trans-identified inmate.
- Five women professors sue Rutgers University for allegedly paying them tens of thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts with similar qualifications.
- Researchers say women in Afghanistan are being forced to undergo so-called virginity tests, two years after a law requiring consent to the practice was introduced.