What’s Current: Women and journalists targeted with political violence in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

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  •  A new report reveals that journalists and women are primary targets of politically-motivated violence in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
  • The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) calls on the U.K. to reconsider their “Homes for Ukraine” initiative that allows single men to host Ukrainian refugees. The concerns mounted after an investigation revealed that some single British men were proposing sharing beds and sending sexually suggestive messages to women fleeing war.
  • Turkish women’s group We Will Stop Femicide (WWSF) have been issued a letter from public prosecutors demanding the closure of the group due to it being “against morality.”
  • Abortion providers in Kentucky have sued to block a new law that forces them to stop offering the procedure until they can meet specific requirements, claiming it amounts to an unconstitutional ban.