What’s Current: Indigenous women make up 50 % of solitary confinement placements in Canada’s prisons

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  • Incarcerated Indigenous women are punished more harshly than other women in Canada’s prisons, accounting for 50 per cent of all solitary confinement placements.
  • A woman in Afghanistan was shot and blinded for working as a police officer after her father allegedly reported her to the Taliban.
  • Women’s organizations in France predict a second wave of violence against women as the country enters another pandemic lockdown. The number of calls to domestic abuse hotlines during the first lockdown period reached over 40,000.
  • The EU has given nearly $5 million to support garment workers in Myanmar, primarily women, who are being forced into the sex industry due to the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19.
  • American author Toni Morrison will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, during a ceremony which will be broadcast online.
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.