What’s Current: Women’s rights activist Joan Smith fired over concerns about forcing women to share crisis shelters with males

  • U.K. women’s rights activist Joan Smith was removed from her position as Co-chair of the Mayor of London’s Violence Against Women and Girls Board after writing to Mayor Khan to express her view that female victims of male violence should not be forced to share crisis shelters with “individuals who have male bodies.”
  • Police in Pakistan have opened investigations on hundreds of men who violently assaulted and groped a woman as she attempted to record a TikTok video. The assault was captured on several videos posted to social media.
  • Over 60 per cent of women murdered in Russia were killed by partners or relatives, according to a study by the Russian Consortium of Women’s Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Ten girls from Afghanistan’s all-female robotics team have safely escaped the nation, which has come under Taliban rule, in part by an American woman named Allyson Reneau. Reneau had previously worked with the girls while on the board of directors for the Explore Mars project.
  • Garment workers in Los Angeles work “non-stop” in unsafe conditions for below minimum wage to produce clothing for top brands. The majority of the workers are undocumented immigrant women from Latin America and Asia.
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.