What’s Current: Taliban leader says Afghan women will be banned from playing sports

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  • A top Taliban official released a statement that women in Afghanistan will be banned from playing cricket and any sport where their body might be seen.
  • Over 5,000 Indigenous Brazilian women march to protest a legal move by the country’s president to open up Indigenous territory for commercial purposes.
  • The Otago Daily Times faces backlash and accusations of transphobia after¬†publishing an ad featuring the dictionary definition of the word “woman.”
  • New data reveals that three quarters of local authorities in England do not have official policies for parental leave, creating a “barrier” for women pursuing careers in local government.