What’s Current: Spain’s Prime Minister pledges to ‘abolish’ prostitution, saying it ‘enslaves women’

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  • Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez pledges to criminalize prostitution in Spain, where reports suggest up to 39 per cent of men have paid for sex. 
  • The extent of influence LGBT charity Stonewall has over U.K. public bodies is revealed in a BBC investigation. Public organizations like the BBC and Ofcom are involved in the lobby group’s diversity schemes, as controversy grows about its influence on public policy.
  • A woman was raped on a Philadelphia train while multiple bystanders failed to intervene and allegedly held up their phones to record the assault, authorities say.
  • The LA Times reports undercover anti-abortion groups in Mexico are posing as abortion clinics, luring women to their facilities to persuade them not to have an abortion.
  • Colombia’s government is responsible for the abduction, torture, and rape of journalist Jineth Bedoya by paramilitary groups in 2000, an international human rights court rules.
Meghan McCarty

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