What’s Current: 1000 trans activists gather in Wellington to rally outside Speak Up for Women event

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  • Approximately 1,000 trans activists gathered in Wellington, NZ to rally against a talk Speak Up for Women held to discuss their opposition to a bill allowing people to self-identify their sex on their birth certificate.
  • Nepal faces a major spike in maternal deaths as COVID-19 prevents women from seeking regular check-ups and giving birth in hospitals.
  • A U.S. federal judge has blocked a Tennessee law that would require businesses to post signage outside their doors if they allow trans-identified or non-binary customers to “use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.”
  • Lawmakers in the Czech Republic consider a proposal to compensate hundreds of women for coerced sterilizations carried out during the 70s and 80s, primarily against women who were part of the nation’s Roma minority.