What’s Current: Global calls to investigate the violent deaths of six women in Honduras

Nurse Keyla Martinez died after being arrested on Saturday for allegedly breaching a coronavirus curfew in Honduras.
  • Global officials urge Honduras to investigate the “violent” deaths of six young women within the last four days. The country’s security forces are cracking down on protests demanding justice for these women, including 26-year-old Keyla Martinez, who was killed in police custody after being detained for breaching a coronavirus curfew.
  • Hundreds of women’s rights activists rally in Kathmandu against discrimination and violence against women, calling on Nepal’s government to scrap a proposed law that would require women under 40 to get family or government permission to travel alone.
  • Japan’s Olympic organizing chief Yoshiro Mori resigns after facing heavy criticism for suggesting limits on women’s speaking time in meetings because they talk too much.
  • Ethiopian authorities confirm scores of women have been raped “without a doubt” in the country’s war-torn Tigray region.
Meghan McCarty

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