Judge who told woman to ‘close your legs’ to prevent assault is removed from bench

Proposed by Leo Kalovyrnas By Gino Spocchia Court conduct committee said he had ‘displayed a lack of integrity that is unworthy of judicial office’ A New Jersey judge who said closing your legs could prevent sexual assault has been barred from presiding over a courtroom and dismissed from the State Supreme Court bench. The unanimous decision …

Mexico sees almost 1,000 women murdered in three months

Mexico sees almost 1,000 women murdered in three months as domestic abuse concerns rise amid coronavirus Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Almost one thousand women were murdered in Mexico in the first three months of the year, new figures show. The news comes as campaigners warn the country is witnessing a rise in domestic abuse in …

Statement of Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations from the Global South

Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy The following statement has been endorsed by nearly 1160 individuals and women’s networks and organizations globally, from more than 100 countries, to demand States to adopt a feminist policy to address the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that is consistent with human rights standards and principles. This initiative was …