What’s Current: Britney Spears released from 13-year conservatorship

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  • A Los Angeles judge ends pop star Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship, a legal arrangement set up in 2008 by Spears’ father that controlled her finances, career, medical decisions, and personal life.
  • Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai is reportedly missing and has disappeared off social media after publicly accusing a senior politician of sexual abuse.
  • A member of Tunisia’s parliament is sentenced to one year in prison for sexually harassing a schoolgirl, ending the case that sparked Tunisia’s #MeToo movement.
  • Players in Spain’s top women’s football division stages 30-second demonstrations at the start of every game this weekend to protest the delay of officially becoming a professional football league.
  • Women in Pakistan’s Balochistan region are leading the movement against forced disappearances, human rights violations, and extrajudicial killings committed by government security agents.
Meghan McCarty

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