What’s Current: Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard indicted on federal sex trafficking charges

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  • Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard is indicted in the U.S. for allegedly using his fashion empire as a “facade of legitimacy” to conceal sex trafficking and other illegal activity, federal prosecutors say.
  • Denmark’s parliament passes a long-awaited landmark bill that will reform sexual assault laws to make consent rather than violence the basis for determining rape.
  • Women in Turkey are using #UykularınızKaçsın (#MayYouLoseSleep) to share their experiences of sexual assault online after an anonymous Twitter user accused a prominent writer of sexual harassment.
  • Prosecutors open an investigation into whether the Polish flag was publicly insulted after a Warsaw family hung a flag from their balcony with a superimposed lightning bolt, a symbol for women’s rights in Poland.
Meghan McCarty

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