What’s Current: Report reveals over 90 per cent of prostituted women seeking health services in Ireland are migrant women

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  • Over 90 per cent of prostituted women who seek out Ireland’s HSE Women’s Health Service are migrant women, according to a report that describes prostitution as “all-consuming” of women’s lives
  • Midwives, maternity workers, parents, and children protest across the U.K. to draw attention to the “shocking state” of NHS maternity services, which some claim is risking lives due to underfunding and understaffing.
  • A group of seven Australian women are suing Qatar after being forced to undergo invasive medical examinations when authorities found an abandoned baby at Doha International Airport last year.
  • Nearly 300 prominent French women call on leftist political parties to unseat elected officials who have been accused of sexual misconduct, in an open letter published in Le Monde.
  • Indian journalists Samriddi Sakunia and Swarna Jha are arrested for covering anti-Muslim violence in India’s Tripura state. Campaigners and politicians are calling the arrest a “violation of press freedom.”
Meghan McCarty

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