What’s Current: Protesters outside New Zealand High Commission object to Laurel Hubbard Olympic placement

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  • Dozens of demonstrators stand outside the New Zealand High Commission to protest trans-identified male athlete Laurel Hubbard’s placement on New Zealand’s women’s Olympic weightlifting team.
  • The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) launches an interactive map of cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls to collect data and document regional patterns of violence.
  • France is set to lift restrictions on medically assisted reproduction for single women and lesbians. Existing laws ban these women from accessing fertility treatments like IVF and sperm donation.
  • Campaigners and academics warn India’s “Covid vaccine gender gap” is caused by structural inequalities and patriarchal values. Statistics show 856 doses are given to women for every 1,000 given to men.
Meghan McCarty

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