What’s Current: Hundreds gather in support of a black schoolgirl who was strip-searched by Met police

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  • Multiple protests are taking place in London in support of “Child Q,” a 15-year-old Black girl who was strip searched by police while at school, with protestors denouncing a “pattern of police abuse of power” against black women and girls.
  • A bill introduced to the New York state assembly threatens to allow trans-identified males to be incarcerated in women’s prisons, even if they have been convicted of rape or other acts of violence against women.
  • Officials say the number of femicides in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region has drastically spiked in the first two months of 2022, compared to 2021.
  • Female journalists in Ukraine are risking their safety and lives to report on the Russian invasion, yet only 23 per cent of global digital news stories about the war source women experts and eyewitnesses, Foreign Policy reports.
Meghan McCarty

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