What’s Current: Activists storm Cannes Film Festival to protest femicide in France

  • Women’s rights activists storm the Cannes Film Festival red carpet to protest violence against women, displaying a scroll with with a list of 129 women in France who fell victim to femicide since the last Cannes festival.
  • A trans-identified male involved in trafficking a seven-year-old girl and creating child exploitation material with a “trans porn” production company is being housed in a New Jersey women’s prison.
  • A 15-year-old girl is reunited with her family after being kidnapped from a Dallas basketball game and trafficked over 200 miles. Her family claims they had to track down their daughter themselves after Dallas police failed to launch an investigation.
  • Ukrainian women rebuilding their lives in Britain are unable to find stable jobs amid soaring childcare costs and inflexible work hours, Ukrainian refugees tell the Observer.
  • Six men are arrested in Pakistan for allegedly murdering two sisters in a so-called “honour killing.”
Meghan McCarty

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