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21st January 2021
The Honduras Legislature laid down a constitutional amendment which would make it nearly impossible, now or in the future, to legalize abortion in the country, which currently criminalizes abortion for any reason. The legislation was presented following a 2017 attempt to legalize abortions in situations where the life of the mother was at risk, which failed to gain traction, and more recently amid the so-called 'green wave' of Latin American countries legalizing abortion for women, most noteably in Argentina.
19th January 2021
Janet Yellen attended the Senate for a confirmation hearing after her nomination by incoming President Joe Biden. Her confirmation would make her the first female Secretary of Treasury in US history.
19th January 2021
Avril Haines attended the Senate for a confirmation hearing after her nomination by incoming President Joe Biden. Her confirmation would make her the first female Director of National Intelligence in US history. Previously, Haines served as Deputy National Security Advisor to the Obama administration and as the first female Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
18th January 2021
Kamala Harris formally resigned from the Senate in a letter delivered to Gavin Newsome, the Governor of California. The resignation was a requirement prior to Harris being sworn in as Vice-President.
17th January 2021
Two female judges working at the Supreme Court of Afghanistan were assassinated when their vehicle ambushed in the early hours of the morning, on their way to the court.