What’s Current: New Mexico became first state to elect all women of colour to House delegation

  • New Mexico became the first U.S. state to elect all women of colour to its House delegation.
  • A UN women’s rights committee raises alarm at the worsening health of jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who is on hunger strike in protest of her prison conditions.
  • A record number of Native American women will join U.S. Congress after voters elected three to the House of Representatives.
  • The Times reports female opposition activists in Kazakhstan are posting videos of themselves shaving their heads on social media to draw attention to the country’s lack of democratic rights.
Meghan McCarty

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