What’s Current: Report says correctional services overlooked warning signs ahead of Marylène Levesque murder

  • Quebec correctional services will change how they manage federal offenders on day parole following recommendations in a new report on the murder of Marylène Lévesque. According to the report, parole officers overlooked warning signs by allowing Eustachio Gallese to purchase sex despite his history of domestic violence.
  • US President Joe Biden signed an executive order eliminating critical protections for women in the federal government by requiring laws against sex-discrimination to include “gender identity.” 
  • The number of women committing suicide in Japan surged in 2020 amid emotional and financial stress from the COVID-19 pandemic after decades of decline, while fewer men took their own lives.
  • Honduras lawmakers are pushing a constitutional reform through Congress that would make it virtually impossible to legalize abortion.
  • Twitter locks the account belonging to China’s U.S. Embassy over a tweet that the company says violated its rules against dehumanization. The tweet stated that Uighur women in Xinjiang have been emancipated by government policy from being “baby making machines.”
Meghan McCarty

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