What’s Current: Statistics Canada reports 6 in 10 Indigenous women experience sexual or physical abuse

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  • More than six in 10 Indigenous women in Canada report having been physically or sexually abused in their lifetime, a report from Statistics Canada reveals.
  • Child marriage is on the rise in Lebanon due to an economic crisis and a lack of age of a national age of consent, according to UNICEF. Each one of the 18 recognized religious groups in Lebanon sets their own rules on the legal age to wed, ranging from 14-years-old to 18-years-old.
  • Women in Scotland working in the entertainment industry shared a list of “powerful and abusive” men for women to avoid, including names of men working in TV, radio, film, and theatre.
  • Eating disorders have escalated by as much as 30 per cent in the U.S., especially among teens and young girls, according to research published by Epic Health Research Network.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.