What’s Current: Israel Supreme court rules gay couples may have children via surrogates

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  • Israel’s high court ruled that the surrogacy industry will be expanded to include same-sex couples and single men. The surrogacy industry targets economically disenfranchised women and reports of illegal trafficking of children have been documented in several countries.
  • The vast majority of free online porn sites feature content depicting child sexual abuse, sexual violence, and a variety of non-consensual material, according to a new report by pornography accountability group Cease UK.
  • A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) shows criminalization of abortion in Ecuador disproportionately impacts indigenous and ethnic minority women. Most women who were prosecuted for abortion were indigenous or Afro-Ecuadorian and living in poverty. 
  • A Finnish study finds that Endometriosis negatively impacts the careers of women, as those who suffer from endometriosis take more sick days and disability leave.
  • Police statistics for the state of Kerala, India, show that there were 627 reported cases of child rape in the first five months of 2021. Most recently, a six-year-old girl was raped and killed by a youth leader, prompting national outrage.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.