What’s Current: Canadian women protest transfer of trans-identified males to Ottawa’s women’s prisons

  • A group of Canadian women protest in Ottawa against a policy that allows trans-identified male inmates to be transferred to women’s prisons.
  • Almost 80 female judges, activists, and journalists are evacuated from Afghanistan to Greece after fearing for their lives in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
  • Protestors in Warsaw host a vigil for a woman who died in her 22nd week of pregnancy, as activists say she is the first woman to die as a result of Poland’s near-total ban on abortion.
  • The BBC rejects complaints that it published a “transphobic” article, instead pledging to report on different viewpoints. The piece, published last week, features interviews with anonymous lesbians who discussed being pressured to consider trans-identified males as partners.
  • The families of three murdered Filipino women in San Diego speak at a forum addressing domestic violence in Filipino households.
Meghan McCarty

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