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June 23, 2015

Naila Amin Tells Her Story of Forced Marriage

Naila Amin was a child bride who was betrothed to her first cousin when she was 8. Naila […]
June 18, 2015

Release of “The Price of Honor:” Documentary on Honor Killings

“The Price of Honor,” a documentary chronicling the honor killings of two girls, Sarah and Amina, premiered in […]
June 13, 2015

PM David Cameron Pushes for Measures on FGM

PM David Cameron has ordered ministers to expedite measures to enable local authorities, social workers, or police to […]
June 11, 2015

UK Non-Profit Works to Combat FGM

The UK non-profit Forward recently released a video showing the effects of female genital mutilation. The video, “Needlepoint,” […]
June 10, 2015

UK Convicts First Person Under Forced Marriage Laws

A businessman in the UK was sentenced to 16 years in jail after forcing a 25-year-old to marry […]
June 4, 2015

Study Reveals Female Genital Mutilation is Practiced in Iran

Social anthropologist Kameel Ahmady recently released a study finding that female genital mutilation is practiced in at least […]
June 3, 2015

Nigeria Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria banned female genital mutilation this month, a practice that is estimated to have affected 130 million women […]
May 26, 2015

Google Executive Chairman Joins Fight Against Honor Killings

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt joins Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the AHA Foundation in the fight against honor […]
May 22, 2015

Raising Awareness About Female Genital Mutilation in the United States

To the extent that female genital mutilation makes the news, most of the attention is not focused on […]
May 20, 2015

Ending Child Marriage as a Goal for Sustainable Development

This piece focuses on the idea that governments currently forming sustainable development goals to change the world by […]
May 20, 2015

Texas Honor Killing Case Involved Entire Family

Nadia Irsan is now among family members accused of murdering Gelareh Bagherzadeh and Coty Beavers. It is alleged […]
May 19, 2015

Western Shelters Act as Barrier To Honor Killings in Afghanistan

Funding from Western donors has led to the creation of women’s shelters throughout Afghanistan. The shelters, and the […]
May 19, 2015

‘Unchained at Last’ Supports Victims of Forced Marriage

Fraidy Reiss started the organization ‘Unchained at Last’ to support victims of forced marriage after her own experience […]
May 19, 2015

Profile of Ayaan and Heretic in Canada’s The Globe and Mail

In her profile of Ayaan and her new book Heretic, Elizabeth Renzetti of The Globe and Mail writes, “As a […]
May 19, 2015

Spanish Newspaper El Pais Covers the Release of Heretic

In a translated excerpt from his article in the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Mario Vargas Llosa notes, “It is […]