What’s Current: Taliban violently cracks down on Kabul women’s rights protest

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  • Taliban guards beat several women and held a journalist at gunpoint during a women’s rights demonstration in Kabul. The Taliban has arrested four men accused of assaulting the women.
  • The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) speaks out against the appointment of a non-Indigenous man as the leader of a federal task force to address missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
  • A British woman who reported being gang raped in Cyprus appeals against her false rape allegation conviction, claiming she retracted the allegation after being held without a lawyer.
  • Indecent exposure charges are filed against the trans-identified male who exposed himself in the Los Angeles Wi Spa women’s locker room.
  • A petition with over 12,000 signatures urges Scottish authorities to ban male rape suspects from claiming they are women and distorting crime statistics.
Meghan McCarty

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