What’s Current: Female correctional officers in Scotland made to strip-search trans-identified male inmates in women’s prisons

  • An unpublished report commissioned by the Scottish Prison Service describes female prison staff as “transphobic” for voicing their discomfort over being forced to strip-search trans-identified male inmates.
  • A group of 36 Indigenous Maya Achi women who say Guatemalan ex-paramilitaries subjected them to mass sexual violence between 1981 and 1985 face their alleged abusers in court after 40 years of seeking justice.
  • Women’s safety campaigners blast the U.K. Home Office’s endorsement of a location tracking app to make streets safer for women and girls as “insulting,” arguing it does nothing to eliminate male violence against women.
  • Several women are given top business roles at multiple news outlets this past week, adding to the number of women taking top editorial positions this past year.
  • Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to be celebrated on the U.S. quarter.
Meghan McCarty

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