What’s Current: Prince Edward Island government to provide free period products in schools and shelters

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  • The Prince Edward Island government will provide free period products in schools, food banks, and shelters across the island.
  • The leader of an online sexual abuse ring who blackmailed 74 young women and girls into sharing explicit videos of themselves and sold the footage online is jailed for 40 years in South Korea.
  • Jailed Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul will have her case transferred to the country’s Specialized Criminal Court, which deals with terrorism and is infamous for lengthy sentences and “seriously flawed” trials.
  • New research reveals online violence against women journalists is increasingly spilling offline, with 20 per cent of women in media reporting in-person attacks that they believe are connected to online abuse.
Meghan McCarty

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