What’s Current: Hundreds join Day of the Dead protest against femicide in Mexico

  • Hundreds of people protest femicide in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, holding crosses bearing the names of murdered women.
  • Al Jazeera reports women and girls living in mining communities in Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to turn to prostitution in order to afford food.
  • Benin’s government votes to legalize abortion in most circumstances, a “groundbreaking” move that aims to protect women and girls’ educations and careers.
  • Financial institution Bunq closes the bank account of Dutch feminist organization Voorzij on account of their views on gender identity.
Meghan McCarty

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