What’s Current: Women in Kabul defy Taliban restrictions and return to work, school, and the streets

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  • Women in Kabul are continuing to organize, work, and attend school in defiance of Taliban restrictions.
  • Pornhub co-owner David Tassillo is named in the Pandora Papers, the biggest leak of offshore data in history that exposes the hidden assets of hundreds of billionaires, world leaders, and public figures. Documents allege Tassillo hid his identity in several tax havens.
  • British Home Secretary Priti Patel announces an inquiry into Metropolitan police “systematic failures” that allowed a serving police officer to use his position to kidnap, rape, and murder Sarah Everard.
  • The Biden administration lifts a Trump-era ban on family planning clinics referring women seeking abortions to a provider.
  • Tamil Nadu becomes the second Indian state to give retail workers, mostly women, the “right to sit” while working long shifts.
Meghan McCarty

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