What’s Current: El Salvador frees three women jailed for having abortions

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  • Three Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 30 years in prison for having abortions are freed from jail following a presidential order. 
  • Switzerland is set to allow citizens aged 16 and over to legally change their sex through self-identification at a civil registry office, starting in 2022.
  • Women in Afghanistan are now banned from traveling distances over 45 miles without a male relative.
  • Sarah Weddington, the attorney who won the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade court case that established women’s right to abortion in the U.S., died in her Texas home at 76.
  • A home and beauty services provider in India sues its mostly-female employees for protesting against company policy changes, which the workers claim will hurt their earnings.
Meghan McCarty

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