What’s Current: Sex trafficking survivors file lawsuit against Nevada officials for ‘enabling’ sex slavery

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  • Two women who say they were forced into sex trafficking file a federal lawsuit against Nevada officials and others, alleging the state’s lax prostitution laws support the sex trade and enable sex slavery.
  • A Beijing court rules against Zhou Xiaoxuan, an alleged sexual assault survivor who has become the face of China’s #MeToo movement. The court judgement rules Xiaoxuan does not meet the burden of proof in claiming that her work superior sexually harassed her.
  • A group of Dalit women activists in India are taking on the “dangerous task” of supporting Dalit survivors of sexual abuse. Violence against Dalit women and girls is being brought to light in wake of recent high-profile abuse cases.
  • An anonymous couple in Australia are challenging the government to return custody of their child after a court ruled them to be abusive for refusing to allow their child to undergo hormone replacement therapy.
Meghan McCarty

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