What’s Current: U.S. Justice Department investigation found sexual abuse by staff at New Jersey women’s prison

  • A U.S. Justice Department investigation found that prisoners were subjected to sexual abuse from facility staff at a women’s prison in New Jersey.
  • The Indonesian army has ended the practice of virginity tests on women who apply to become cadets.
  • Women in Afghanistan were forced out of their banking jobs as Taliban insurgents seize territory from government forces across the nation. The gunmen told the women not to return to their jobs and that a male relative could take their place.
  • Lawmakers in South Korea are looking to crack down on “semen terrorists” who ejaculate on women’s belongings. Lawmakers are seeking to widen the scope of what can be defined as a sex crime following a series of high-profile cases.