What’s Current: International women’s rights advocates demand Canada hold Pornhub accountable

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  • International women’s rights advocates call on Canada to hold tech giants like Pornhub accountable for their role in the exploitation and violence of women and children.
  • Over 50 per cent of women say they have been sexually assaulted by their partners while sleeping in a recent survey of over 22,000 UK women.
  • Convicted rapist and disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein will be extradited to California to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted five women.
  • Thousands of women lead protests in cities across Switzerland to demand fair wages for women, protection against sex-based violence and harassment, and raising the retirement age to 65 for women.
  • Spain’s government announces the country’s top women’s football league is now considered professional.
  • New Zealand lawmakers will progress a bill allowing easier self-identification of sex on birth certificates.
Meghan McCarty

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