What’s Current: New report finds Ireland’s legislation criminalizing johns has begun disrupting sex trade

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  • A new report that analyzes Ireland’s commercial sex industry details “endemic violence” against prostituted women from abusive sex buyers. The report concludes that 2017 legislation criminalizing the purchase of sex has been “very promising” in disrupting the sex trade in Ireland.
  • An independent investigation into harassment of women in the RCMP says radical action is needed to rid the national police force of a toxic culture that tolerates misogyny and homophobia.
  • Women’s rights activists and political leaders in India demand justice for a Muslim woman who was allegedly burnt to death by a Hindu man and his friends for rejecting his marriage proposal.
  • Women in Britain are being jailed for murders and other crimes they did not commit under “deeply flawed” laws that disproportionately target vulnerable women, according to parliamentarians.
  • Messaging app Telegram is facing pressure to crack down on a deepfake AI bot that has generated tens of thousands of non-consensual explicit images of women and underage girls on the platform.
Meghan McCarty

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