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January 19, 2017

CPS ‘afraid to tackle honour crimes for fear of causing unrest in Asian communities’

The Crown Prosecution Service is failing to prosecute honour crimes for fear of causing “unrest” in Asian communities, […]
January 19, 2017

Metropolitan Police accuses honour crimes whistleblower of gross misconduct

A Scotland Yard whistleblower who claimed the Crown Prosecution Service is failing Asian female victims of honour crimes has […]
January 19, 2017

Call the Midwife confronts female genital mutilation in new series

Call The Midwife is to tackle the controversial issue of female genital mutilation, with a storyline set among the […]
January 13, 2017

Women’s Rights Are a National Security Issue

The Trump transition team asked the State Department last week to submit details of programs and jobs that […]
January 6, 2017

Afghan returnee girls at risk of early marriage: report

Children of Afghan families returning from Pakistan, who do not go to school and have no access to […]
January 6, 2017

Drought forcing schoolgirls into marriage

DROUGHT is forcing Mozambican girls out of school and into forced marriages. School drop-outs in vulnerable provinces have […]
January 6, 2017

Syrian girls flee war only to become mothers in Jordan camp

In a crowded maternity clinic at a refugee camp in Jordan near the Syrian border, Elhem cradled her […]
January 6, 2017

Government defends foreign aid over report ‘Ethiopia’s Spice Girls’ receiving £5.2m to develop media platform

Overseas aid provides good value for money, the Government has insisted, after it was reported that an Ethiopian […]
January 6, 2017

Iran: 43 Thousand Cases of Child Marriage

On Sunday December 11th, 2016, the state-run newspaper, Shargh admitted to the disaster of child marriage in the […]
January 6, 2017

13-year-old girl forced to marry her ‘rapist’ step-brother

A man in his 20s has married his 13-year-old step-sister after making her pregnant. The marriage took place […]
January 6, 2017

Female Genital Mutilation is a Problem in the US

Interim Executive Director, Amanda Parker, was featured in an article written by VICE, Emmy Award Winning Documentary series […]
December 6, 2016

Impoverished families flout Guatemala’s child marriage ban

A year after Guatemala passed a law banning child marriage, poor families who regard girls as a financial […]
December 6, 2016

Kyrgyzstan Ups Fight Against Child Marriage

“[E]veryone knows mullahs marry [people] at an early age,” the head of a community elders court told me […]
December 6, 2016

Early marriage and education, the chicken or the egg?

Ramallah, November 19, 2016—“I wish I could do it now,” said 24-year-old West Bank resident Basma, of the […]
December 6, 2016

‘Sold like cows and goats': India’s slave brides

The first time Muklesha was sold, she was just 12 years old. Her buyer was a man in […]