Legislation outlawing the shackling of women prisoners at all stages of pregnancy was passed in California in October. This was the first such law in the USA.
In June, legislation came into effect in Virginia requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.
Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which includes provisions to address the high levels of violence against Indigenous women and to provide protection and services for survivors of domestic violence.
Finally, I think these reports are valuable, if we learn to ignore just about all the editorial manipulations that turn the report’s enormous research into shoddy propaganda. Take it for granted that the facts presented in the report are not the only truth, certainly not the entire truth.