What’s Current: Scottish four-year-olds can now change gender at school without parental consent

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  • Government guidance aiming to make Scotland schools more inclusive will allow children as young as four to change their gender identity at school without parental consent. A former senior civil servant says the guidelines should be withdrawn because they include “flawed” and “irresponsible” data.
  • Women in Afghanistan fear for their safety and human rights as the Taliban makes sweeping advancements across the country following the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Canada plans to resettle over 20,000 vulnerable Afghans, including female leaders.
  • Buying sex will be decriminalized in Australia’s Victoria region, the state’s government announces.
  • The Guardian reports the Plymouth gunman expressed anti-woman beliefs online just a few days before committing Britain’s worst mass shooting in over a decade.
Meghan McCarty

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