What’s Current: Female inmates can face extra jail time for ‘misgendering’ trans-identified male prisoners

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  • Female prison inmates who refer to trans-identified male inmates as “he” or “him” could face extra jail time under equality rules, says a U.K. justice minister.
  • Filipino journalist Maria Ressa receives a Nobel Peace Prize for her reporting on government corruption. 
  • A new task force created by the Hawaii State House is gathering data on missing Native Hawaiin women, and the epidemic of sex trafficking and violence against women and girls in Hawaii.
  • A Times investigation finds two thousand police officers in England and Wales have been accused of sex crimes over the past four years. According to The Guardian, two-fifths of police units in England and Wales lack specialized rape and sex crimes units.
  • Over thirty Afghan teenage girls with promising football careers are told they can relocate to the U.K. with their families to escape the Taliban.
Meghan McCarty

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