What’s Current: Visa and Mastercard block use of cards on Pornhub amid child abuse scandal

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  • Mastercard and Visa are ending the use of their cards on Pornhub after a New York Times exposé confirmed the presence of child abuse and rape material hosted on the platform.
  • Journalist and human rights activist Malala Maiwand was shot dead in Afghanistan, the latest victim in a number of assassinations of women public figures across the country.
  • An overhaul of NHS maternity care is urgently needed after an independent inquiry found mothers were blamed for the preventable deaths of their babies and a large number of women died in labour at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.
  • New data reveals the number of incarcerated women has increased globally by more than 100,000 in the past decade, despite international rules aimed at reducing the female prison population.
Meghan McCarty

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