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April 24, 2017

For the first time in the U.S., a doctor is charged with female genital mutilation. Here’s how the law came to be

Even more than two decades later, Harry Reid is haunted by the video an activist told him to […]
April 24, 2017

Advocates warn genital cutting may increase during summer months

MEGAN THOMPSON: When Aissata Camara was 13, she immigrated to Queens, New York, from the West African Country […]
April 24, 2017

Forced marriage: Man pleads guilty to marrying 14-year-old girl in Noble Park

A man has pleaded guilty to marrying a 14-year-old girl in a forced marriage, after a charge alleging […]
April 24, 2017

Married at 3, divorced at 7: Two Ethiopian girls tell their stories

“I was really young on my wedding day. And I didn’t know we’d have sex that night. I […]
April 24, 2017

Afghan first lady urges protection of girls against child marriage

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Tuesday called for the protection of Afghan girls against child marriages. According […]
April 24, 2017

The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

Moriom has a compassionate perspective about her mother’s choice to marry her off a few years ago to […]
April 24, 2017

How Sex Ed is Helping to Fix Pakistan’s Child Marriage Problem

Early-age marriage is an epidemic felt by girls around the world. In the province of Sindh, Pakistan, nearly […]
April 24, 2017

Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Will

A fleeing Saudi woman faces grave risks after being returned to Saudi Arabia against her will while in […]
April 20, 2017

Michigan Doctor Is Accused of Genital Cutting of 2 Girls

A Michigan doctor has been accused of performing genital cutting on two 7-year-old girls at a medical clinic, […]
April 20, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Culture ‘Never An Excuse’ To Harm Girls With Genital Mutilation

AHA Foundation Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali was featured on Tucker Carlson reacting to a Detroit surgeon who is […]
April 13, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Islam’s Most Eloquent Apostate – Wall Street Journal

Originally published by The Wall Street Journal, written by Tunku Varadarajan; April 8, 2017 Stanford, Calif. The woman […]
April 12, 2017

Child marriage continues unabated in Georgia’s Azerbaijani communities

It was more than five years ago that her father unexpectedly came to school to pick up Aisha, […]
April 12, 2017

Households Against Child Marriage: An Innovative Approach From Ghana

The empowerment of indigenous women is one of several issues being discussed at the 61st Commission on the […]
April 12, 2017

Human Rights Mozambique schools use theatre to promote women’s rights as drought fuels child marriages

In Mozambique, the legal age of marriage is 18, or 16 with parental consent. But the UN International […]
April 12, 2017

Opinion: Could the entertainment industry help end child marriage?

We all love a good drama — be it on screen, in real life, or on the radio. […]