What’s Current: Ex-inmate challenges Ministry of Justice prison policy after alleged sexual assault by trans-identified male

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  • An unnamed woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted behind bars by a trans-identified male inmate is challenging the Ministry of Justice over its policy on placing men in women’s prisons.
  • Reuters reports thousands of protestors in cities around the world are gathering in support of Polish demonstrators who have taken to the streets to protest a court ruling that imposes a near-total abortion ban.
  • Jailed adult film star Ron Jeremy is charged with an additional seven counts of rape and sexual assault, bringing the number of his alleged victims to 23.
  • Campaigners fighting female genital mutilation across Africa say that the COVID-19 pandemic is undermining efforts to end the practice.
Meghan McCarty

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