What’s Current: Iranian government to use facial recognition tech to enforce hijab law

  • Iran’s government will use facial recognition technology on public transport to target women who refuse to wear a hijab in compliance with the country’s new strict mandate on women’s dress.
  • A trans-identified-female is killed after intervening with a man attacking two lesbian women at a German pride event last week, leading lobbying groups and public figures to blame “TERFs” for the incident.
  • An 18-year-old convicted of sexually assaulting at least four teenage girls is handed nine months’ house arrest by a New Zealand judge, due to the attacks taking place when the man was 16 years old.
  • A £70 million British government fund removes women’s rights from its strategy on aid in Saudi Arabia, raising concern among activists who fear Britain is complicit in human rights abuses in the kingdom.
Meghan McCarty

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