What’s Current: Pakistan’s most populous province outlaws ‘virginity tests’ for rape survivors

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  • The Punjab province of Pakistan outlawed “virginity tests” which were routinely conducted on rape victims when filing a report with authorities. The invasive exams remain legal in many other parts of the nation.
  • A Chilean court dismissed a case brought against four women by the military police over a performance of the feminist anthem, “A Rapist in Your Path.” Police had accused the women of “inciting violence.”
  • Concerns have been raised that women detained in the Turkish capital of Ankara for protesting government inaction over the disappearance of a young woman are being tortured by the police.
  • Police in the Philippines are investigating the death of a young flight attendant believed to have been raped by 11 men prior to her murder.
  • The High Court of Bombay ruled that a man running for local office, who identifies as a woman, should be permitted to list their sex as female on a local nomination form.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.