What’s Current: Texas woman charged with taking girl overseas for FGM in landmark U.S. case

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  • A Texas woman is charged with taking a girl overseas to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in the first case of its kind in the U.S.
  • Ireland Taoiseach Michael Martin issues a State apology for the “dark, difficult, and shameful” treatment of unmarried women and their children in mother and baby homes following a report that found 9,000 babies died in 18 homes between 1922 and 1998.
  • A new study finds that women who are not perceived as “conventionally attractive” are less likely to have their sexual assault allegations believed.
  • According to a survey of 50,000 UK women, over 70 per cent of working mothers who asked to be furloughed for childcare due to school shutdowns were refused.
  • A Bangladesh High Court decision to ban female officials from registering Islamic marriages because of their menstruation cycles causes uproar.
Meghan McCarty

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