What’s Current: Increasing number of British women resort to prostitution to afford cost of living

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  • Charities say an increasing number of women are turning to prostitution to afford rising living costs across the U.K.
  • The British government responds to an online petition demanding swim venues provide sex-single or private changing facilities that garnered over ten thousand signatures:

“Government is committed to maintaining the safeguards that allow organisations to provide single-sex services. The principle of being able to operate spaces reserved for women and girls is central to this.”

  • An Arkansas law preventing trans-identified children from undergoing irreversible surgeries and cross-sex hormone treatment will be challenged in a landmark trial beginning this week.
  • Over a hundred Ukrainian women are freed from captivity in Russia in the first all-female prisoner exchange since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Meghan McCarty

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