- The state of New Jersey will house inmates according to gender identity rather than sex as a result of a legal settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). NBC News reports:
“New Jersey’s policy will also establish intake and identification procedures that include questions about gender identity and pronouns, and it will recognize self-attestations, which means someone doesn’t have to prove their gender identity through invasive searches or other means.
The policy will also prohibit staff harassment and discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived gender identity, and will guarantee gender-affirming undergarments, clothing and other personal property, among other policy changes.”
- The Spanish Cabinet passed a draft bill which would allow sex self-identification without a medical referral beginning at the age of 16. Feminist organizations accuse the government of ignoring women as protests against sex self-identification took place in 19 cities across the country on Saturday.
- Four of the world’s largest social media networking companies — Facebook, Twitter, Google, and TikTok — have signed a pledge put forward by the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) promising to overhaul their moderation systems in order to address online abuse of women.
- Thousands of pregnant women in England were denied mental health care as a result of the pandemic, according to analysis from psychiatrists. Up to one in five women experience mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, during pregnancy or after birth.
- Hidalgo became the third Mexican state to decriminalize abortion. Currently, only Oaxaca and Mexico City also allow women to terminate a pregnancy.