What’s Current: Taliban orders women cover head-to-toe in public

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  • Women and girls in Afghanistan must cover head-to-toe in public and are discouraged from leaving their homes “unless necessary,” according to a Taliban decree announced on Saturday.
  • U.K. judges strike down a final appeal by activist Keira Bell to challenge a ruling allowing doctors to prescribe trans-identified children puberty blockers without parental consent.
  • Several thousands rally in cities across the U.S. this week to protest for abortion rights after a Supreme Court draft opinion that threatens to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to the press.
  • A trans-identified male member of a “family-owned” pornography production company is sentenced to 25 years in prison for creating child exploitation material involving his seven-year-old adopted daughter.
Meghan McCarty

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