What’s Current: United Nations asks UAE for proof Princess Latifa is alive following ‘hostage’ videos

  • Dubai’s royal family says Princess Latifa is “being cared for at home” after the BBC obtained videos of her claiming she’s been held hostage since her attempt to flee in 2018.
  • A parliamentary committee hears from three women who accuse Pornhub of refusing to act on exploitative videos posted on its website. The witnesses allege the Montreal-based porn giant ignored their repeated requests to take down content that displayed assault or underage sex.
  • Protests against femicide erupt across Argentina after a 19-year-old was stabbed to death by her police officer ex-boyfriend.
  • Women’s groups warn that Mexico City’s recent ban on single-use plastics like tampons with plastic applicators exacerbates “menstrual poverty,” as alternative menstrual products are more expensive and difficult to find.
Meghan McCarty

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