What’s Current: Britney Spears speaks out against ‘abusive’ conservatorship in court hearing

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  • Britney Spears shares her testimony and asks a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to end her 13-year conservatorship. Spears compared her conservatorship to sex trafficking and detailed her heavy work schedule and lack of privacy in all aspects of her life.
  • A recent report warns that nearly one million African girls may never return to school after becoming pregnant amid COVID-19 school closures.
  • Three teenage sex trafficking victims from Houston win their battle in court against Facebook after being recruited on the site. The Texas Supreme Court ruled that Facebook is not a “lawless no-man’s- land” and can be held accountable for sex traffickers using its technology to groom children.
  • Girls in the Middle East and North Africa are facing a greater risk of being sold into “tourist” marriages due to the spike in poverty and displacement amid the COVID-19 pandemic.