What’s Current: Rugby league joins swimming in banning males from women’s competitions

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  • The International Rugby League bans trans-identified males from international women’s matches “until further notice,” following global swim’s decision to restrict men from elite women’s events.
  • The NHS reinstates the word “woman” in its online guidance on miscarriage after major backlash over the original wording, which addressed “‘people who miscarry.”
  • A Massachusetts mother is granted a protective order against Ezra Miller on behalf of her 12-year-old “nonbinary” daughter, adding to a recent series of allegations towards the actor.
  • Women seeking asylum in Hong Kong are struggling with lack of resources and financial support, as Hong Kong accepts less than one per cent of refugee claims, and uses a “gender blind” model to asses persecution risks. 
  • Francia Márquez is elected as Colombia’s first black female vice president.
Meghan McCarty

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