What’s Current: Dutch government suspends overseas adoptions following years of abuse

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  • An investigative committee advises the Dutch government to reevaluate policies on commercial surrogacy and systematic abuse in the industry, leading officials to suspend all adoptions from other countries.
  • Yukon women’s groups slam the RCMP’s decision to shut down a committee reviewing sexual assault cases labelled unfounded or where no one was charged due to privacy concerns.
  • Women’s rights activist Marta Lempart is charged with criminal felonies for her role in recent mass protests against a near total abortion ban in Poland. Lempart is a leader of the Polish Women’s Strike, which led demonstrations across the nation.
  • A young woman is in critical condition after Burmese police shot at demonstrators protesting the country’s military takeover.
Meghan McCarty

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