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February 27, 2017

Virginia joins global movement to criminalize female circumcision

Virginia’s General Assembly unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to crack down on female genital mutilation, criminalizing the procedure with […]
February 20, 2017

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sharia? – An Oped by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Originally published in The Australian: 12:00AM February 18, 2017 Yassmin Abdel-Magied, an Islamic activist, has been paid by […]
February 20, 2017

UN General Assembly Adopts 2nd Resolution on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage

On 19 December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a second resolution on child, early and […]
February 20, 2017

Government to enlist clerics in fight against child marriage in Indonesia

The government has decided to seek unlikely allies in its struggle to end child marriage: religious leaders, the […]
February 20, 2017

Scourge of Child Marriage in Africa Continues

“I’ve never experienced happiness in my marriage. I’ve never seen the benefit of being married,” Chimwemwe told me […]
February 20, 2017

Child marriages on the rise amid Yemeni conflict

At only 16 years old, Suha had not thought about marriage until her father told her she would […]
February 20, 2017

If You Don’t Want Child Brides In Bangladesh, Don’t Accept Them In Britain Either

“But child marriage is legal in the UK—so why shouldn’t it be allowed here?” Those were the words […]
February 20, 2017

Why can 12-year-olds still get married in the United States?

Michelle DeMello walked into the clerk’s office in Colorado thinking for sure someone would save her. She was […]
February 20, 2017

Mob Kills Eloped Lovers After Storming Afghan Police Station

An armed mob that included relatives of a young woman who had eloped with her lover stormed a […]
February 20, 2017

Senate approves criminal penalties for female genital mutilation

The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill that would criminalize the act of female genital mutilation by categorizing […]
February 20, 2017

Bill would outlaw female circumcision in Virginia

The General Assembly is considering a bill that would make the practice of female genital mutilation a misdemeanor […]
February 20, 2017

Advocates Demand New York Lawmakers Outlaw Child Marriage

Unchained at Last’s has displayed incredible leadership on criminalizing child marriage in the US. Child advocates in New York […]
February 20, 2017

National Assembly passes law to ban child, forced marriages

Pakistan has interdicted child marriage and hardened penalties for those guilty of the crime in an effort to […]
February 20, 2017

Young women who were captives of Boko Haram speak: Nigeria

After conquering Bama, the second-largest town in Nigeria’s Borno state, a small group of fighters from the militant […]
February 9, 2017

Study: A New Strategy To Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Why does female genital mutilation (FGM) — a practice that the U.N. has classified as violence against women […]