What’s Current: Prostitution survivors’ event in Germany shut down by sex work advocates

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  • Pro-prostitution organizers of Berlin’s “International Whores Day” shut down an event planned by German prostitution-exit advocacy group Sisters eV. Sex trade survivors scheduled to speak were slandered as “showcase victims” in pre-written letters spammed to the event’s original host.
  • Mexico’s rate of violence against women and girls has soared over 70 per cent within the last five years, a survey conducted by the country’s statistics office reveals.
  • Another woman in Saudi Arabia is sentenced to over 30 years in prison over accusations of using social media to “violate the public order” by the kingdom’s terrorism court.
  • J.K. Rowling’s new novel The Ink Black Heart draws criticism for featuring a storyline about a woman who is murdered after being publicly accused of transphobia.
Meghan McCarty

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