What’s Current: UK woman sues Liberal Democrats over 10-year ban for saying ‘trans women aren’t women’

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  • Former party official Natalie Bird sues the Liberal Democrats after receiving a 10-year ban from running for Parliament for saying “trans women aren’t women.”
  • Several non-profit organizations across Afghanistan confirm a sharp increase in women turning to prostitution to survive after decades of war and widespread poverty.
  • Australia’s government grants travel exemptions to Australians traveling overseas for surrogacy tourism, despite bans on commercial surrogacy.
  • Adult women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to live independently without permission from a male guardian after authorities introduced a new legal amendment.
  • The Ministry of Justice pledges to raise the minimum age of marriage in England and Wales from 16 to 18. Campaigners warn the current law is being used to coerce young women into child marriage.
Meghan McCarty

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