What’s Current: Majority of rape victims in London drop complaints after speaking to police

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  • The majority of women who file rape complaints in the city of London drop their charges after speaking with police, and this figure has increased over the past two years. According to research, London police forces have the lowest proportion of female officers to male officers in all of England and Wales.
  • Women in Myanmar protesting a military coup that began in February are being tortured and sexually abused by military officials. At least eight women have died in custody, including four women who were tortured to death during interrogation.
  • Organizations working to support incarcerated women around the world are not receiving funding, according to a report released by Women Beyond Walls.
  • Women’s rights activists in Indonesia are demanding action following the suicide of a woman who was allegedly raped and forced twice to have an abortion by her policeman boyfriend.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.