What’s Current: Afghan women and girls create ‘secret schools’ amid Taliban restrictions

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  • Women and girls in Afghanistan are running and attending “secret schools” to evade the Taliban’s ban on education for women.
  • El País reports a network of pregnancy centers in five Latin American countries are promoting themselves as feminist organizations, when in reality they’re affiliated with an American anti-abortion group and work to dissuade women from getting abortions.
  • Thousands of French women are speaking out online against mistreatment of sexual assault survivors by police, using the hashtag #DoublePeine. Police in France face accusations of victim-blaming or mishandling sexual abuse cases.
  • Kenyan Olympic runner Agnes Jebet Tirop is stabbed to death by her husband, calling attention to violence against women and everyday harassment faced by women in Kenya.
  • A U.K. trans-identified male is found guilty after threatening a terrorist attack against media outlet The Spectator.
Meghan McCarty

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