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February 24, 2015

Worldwide, Lack of Progress in Repealing Misogynistic Laws

A report from Equality Now reveals that, while some governments have effectively repealed laws that are biased against […]
February 20, 2015

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama Must Confront the Threat of Radical Islam

Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses that “the Obama Administration has conspicuously avoided any discussion of Islamic theology, even avoiding […]
February 17, 2015

Malawi Criminalizes Child Marriage

Malawi raised the minimum age of marriage from 15 to 18. Over half of all girls in Malawi […]
February 12, 2015

Pakistani Domestic Violence Victims Face Indifference in the UK

Advocate Onjal Rauf writes that her aunt, a victim of domestic violence, was dismissed by medical and legal […]
February 12, 2015

At Least 933 Honor Killings in Pakistan in the Past Two Years

The Pakistani government has released its official figures on honor killings in the past few years. It found […]
February 10, 2015

Kenyan Activist Protects Girls from FGM and Child Marriage

Agnes Pareyio, who underwent Female Genital Mutilation as a child, now works to protect girls who are at risk […]
February 9, 2015

Violence against Women on the Rise, Impeding Girls’ Education

A recent United Nations report indicates that in over 70 countries, violence against women and girls is on […]
February 8, 2015

Child Marriage Epidemic in Guatemala

Child marriage occurs globally, including in South America. A New York Times exposé offers a glimpse into the […]
February 7, 2015

Pope Condemns FGM

Pope Francis described FGM procedures as “degradations” of women, and said that they reflected an objectification of women. […]
February 6, 2015

US Improvements in FGM Response

Unlike other Western countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States lacks a clear way to handle […]
February 6, 2015

Fundraising Project Allows Brides to Contribute to FGM Eradication

Two friends teamed up to create an anti-FGM fundraising project. Women can donate their wedding dresses, and brides-to-be […]
February 6, 2015

“Engulfed in Pain”: One Activist’s Account of FGM

One survivor of FGM from Somalia is using her trauma to help educate others in an effort to […]
February 6, 2015

Medical Procedure Helps Victims of FGM Regain Sexual Sensitivity, Identity

An increasingly common and quick procedure, known as a clitoroplasty, can help victims of FGM regain sensitivity and […]
February 6, 2015

As Immigration to the US Increases, So Do Cases of FGM

Obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States are finding that as immigration from Africa increases, so do cases […]
February 6, 2015

FGM Affects Three Times More People in the US than Previously Thought

The Centers for Disease Control will release a study today, International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, stating […]