What’s Current: The number of Indigenous women in Nova Scotia jails doubled last year

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  • The number of indigenous women incarcerated in Nova Scotia doubled over the past year. Although only six per cent of the population, indigenous women make up 22 per cent of those in prison.
  • Women in Poland walked off the job on Wednesday in a worker’s strike against a new abortion restriction introduced by lawmakers on Thursday of last week.
  • MP Dame Diana Johnson described the UK’s sex trafficking problem as a “pimp’s paradise” and a “national scandal,” ahead of a scheduled online summit between UK and Romanian lawmakers. Three-quarters of all women trafficked to the UK are from Romania and the majority are exploited by the sex industry.
  • A 14-year-old girl in Bangladesh who was married to a 34-year-old man died just a month later, succumbing to injuries sustained during sexual abuse.
  • Research suggests a correlation between the amount of media coverage of transgender topics and an increase in youth seeking medical treatment to transition.
  • Rape convictions in England and Wales dropped by more than half during the first three months of the pandemic lockdown.
Genevieve Gluck
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.