What’s Current: Sex traffickers target women and children fleeing Ukraine

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  • Women and children fleeing the war in Ukraine are being targeted by sex traffickers who are allegedly posing as concerned citizens offering help and accommodations.
  • A German trans-run “sex work” activist organization “a peer-to-peer support structure and network for and made up of trans and non-binary sexworkers,” has posted advertisements on Instagram targeting Ukrainian refugee women who “need info on how to begin sex work in Germany.”
  • The top court of the southern Indian state of Karnataka rejected a request to strike down rape charges filed by a woman against her husband, saying that the institution of marriage is not a “special male privilege or license” to “unleash a brutal beast.”
  • Several women employed as former “Playboy Playmates” have told of being drugged and raped by Hugh Hefner while residing at the Playboy mansion. Their allegations and descriptions provided by witnesses were revealed during an episode of the docuseries Secrets of Playboy.
  • The Taliban has reversed a decision to allow Afghan girls over the age of 11 to return to high school, citing indecision about their required uniforms.
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.