What’s Current: Guatemala convicts ex-soldiers over wartime rape of Indigenous women

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  • Indigenous Maya Achi women who survived sexual violence during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war triumph in court after five ex-paramilitaries are found guilty of committing mass rape 40 years ago.
  • Tennis Australia will allow Australian Open spectators to protest in support of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, reversing a previous decision after a fan was asked to remove a shirt that read, “Where is Peng Shuai?” Shuai disappeared from the public eye after accusing a senior politician of sexual misconduct on Chinese social media in November.
  • A British disabled woman says she was arrested with “excessive force” and interrogated for putting up stickers protesting male violence against women.
  • Four young women in a small village in Kyrgystan attempt suicide after receiving threats and online “woman-shaming” from a group of young men accusing them of prostitution.
Meghan McCarty

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