What’s Current: Women’s Human Rights Campaign Canadian chapter launches Saturday


  • The Canadian chapter of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC) launches on Saturday, October 24. The WHRC is a global campaign aimed at protecting the rights of women and girls. The Declaration on Women’s Sex Based Rights was created by the founders of WHRC to lobby nations to maintain language protecting women and girls on the basis of sex rather than “gender” or “gender identity”. Register for the webinar here.
  • Poland’s top court rules that abortions in cases of fetal defects are unconstitutional, implementing a near total ban on pregnancy terminations.
  • A male trans rights activist was selected for an all-female shortlist at a Stirling hustings, prompting claims that SNP headquarters broke a law designed to promote all-women shortlists. 
  • The U.S. joins over 25 governments in co-signing a non-binding international anti-abortion declaration that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, “defends the unborn and reiterates the vital importance of family,” adding, “There is no international right to abortion.”
  • A Toronto anesthesiologist who sexually assaulted 21 sedated women during their surgeries is now free on statutory release.
  • One of Brazil’s leading football clubs tried to recruit convicted rapist Robinho, sparking debate over on sexual violence and rape culture.
Meghan McCarty

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