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  • A transgender man, Freddy McConnell, lost an appeal to be legally identified as the father of their child, claiming that being forced to be described as a mother was a breach of human rights.
  • Lesbian and bisexual women are more prone to suicidal ideation than their heterosexual and gay male peers, reports the US-based National Institute of Health.
  • Incarcerated Australian women experience disproportionately high rates of abuse, homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues. Though women make up only eight per cent of the prison population, this number has increased by 64 per cent in the past decade.
  • A-13 year-old girl was forced to marry a 48-year-old man in the Philippines, becoming his fifth wife. According to UNICEF, there are 726,000 child brides in the Philippines.
  • A group of Australian women removed from a Qatar Airways flight in Doha and forced to undergo invasive medical examinations have not received an apology from the airline or the government and are considering legal action.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.