What’s Current: Women’s shelters in Afghanistan forces to operate in secret after Taliban take over

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  • Women’s shelters across Afghanistan are being forced to operate in secret or close as the Taliban takes over the country.
  • Abortion rights groups file an emergency request urging the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, set to take effect on September 1. 
  • The Guardian reports at least 12,000 women in Kryghstan fall victim to traditional bride kidnapping every year, where they are abducted and forced into marriage.
  • A supporter of the LGB Alliance is escorted from Manchester Pride by police after crowds harassed him for wearing a shirt with the organization’s logo.
  • A priest and three other men are charged with the gang rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl from a “lower caste,” closing the case that sparked days of protests in New Delhi. 
Meghan McCarty

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