What’s Current: Samoa set to elect first female prime minister

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  • Fiame Naomi Mataafa is set to become Samoa’s first female prime minister after the Pacific nation’s top court overruled a political impasse that attempted to void the election results.
  • Hundreds of Jerusalem women are protesting the recent violence and civil disobedience in Israel’s mixed Jewish-Arab cities by posting selfies with the words “not in my name” written on their palms.
  • Dozens of people march in the capital of Mexico’s Yucatán state to demand answers for the death of Arlette Heredia Piña. Advocates say her death is a femicide and not a suicide as authorities initially determined.
  • Tennessee’s governor signs a bill that requires businesses and government facilities open to the public to post signs if they allow trans-identified people to use multi-person bathrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms associated with their gender identity.
Meghan McCarty

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