May 14, 2019
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This summer, I’ll attend the wedding of a child bride in the Deep South — the same place where my 32-year-old friend is a grandmother

One day this summer, in the sweltering heat of exurban Atlanta’s Deep South Side, south of Jonesboro but […]
May 1, 2019

Congress fights to save historic female genital mutilation case – Detroit Free Press

In a move that could revive Detroit’s historic female genital mutilation prosecution, Congress has intervened in the case, […]
April 30, 2019

AHA Foundation’s Amanda Parker Calls for Gender Equality Under the Law

The rights and safety of women should not be left to the interpretations of individuals or changing attitudes; […]
April 29, 2019

Dr. Ottenheimer, a Gynecologist on the Frontline of Helping Female Genital Mutilation Survivors

Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer is one of the few doctors in the U.S. who specialize in care to survivors […]
April 29, 2019

Naila Amin, Forced Marriage Survivor, Uses Her Past Experiences to Drive Her Activism

 AHA Foundation: When you were 15 years old, your parents brought you to Pakistan and there, you […]
April 17, 2019

Female mutilation law earns support – Neighbors Newspaper

*The original article mistakenly says 22 states have yet to criminalize FGM, the accurate number is 19 because […]
April 15, 2019
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Nevada lawmakers consider raising marriage age to 18 – Las Vegas Review-Journal

CARSON CITY — As Nevada lawmakers weigh an outright ban on marriage before age 18, data from the […]
April 12, 2019

Feats and frustrations: 2019 developments in the battle against FGM

A major setback at the federal level after the Department of Justice declines to appeal the recent U.S. […]
April 8, 2019

Episode 87: Amanda Parker – AHA Foundation – Womenace to Society with Lisa Landry

AHA Foundation’s Senior Director, Amanda Parker, was featured on the Womenace to Society with Lisa Landry. They cover […]
April 4, 2019

Prescriptive Racialism and Racial Exclusion – Quillette

The crowd outside the auditorium was growing larger and louder. Controversy had arisen over the “Panel on Religious […]
April 4, 2019

State bills to outlaw female genital mutilation deserved vote – HeraldNet

Our state Legislature just failed to ban the barbaric procedure known as female genital mutilation (FGM). About half […]
April 2, 2019

Child brides: Heather was only 15 when she said ‘I do’. She was also pregnant – BBC

The image above is a stock image. Heather was a beautiful bride. She said her vows outside under […]
April 1, 2019
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‘Wide open potential abuse’: States are ground zero in the fight against child marriage – NBC News

In 2017, when California state Sen. Jerry Hill heard about a local 12-year-old girl getting married to a […]
March 28, 2019
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Idaho prides itself on personal freedoms, but one child bride explains how her parents’ freedom cost her dearly – Inlander

Angel Dwyer’s family came to North Idaho for the beautiful log cabin home they were able to buy […]
March 27, 2019

Bill Would Ban Child Marriage In Massachusetts – WBUR News

The image above is a stock image. Hearing Room A-2 at the Massachusetts State House fell quiet Tuesday […]
March 25, 2019

A Passion Born From a Girl Scout Project Keeps New Hampshire Representative Levesque Fighting to End Child Marriage in the United States

Just a few years ago Rep. Levesque was a teenager who dedicated her Girl Scout Gold Award project […]
March 21, 2019

Queensland woman who took daughters to Somalia for genital mutilation jailed – The Guardian

An extremely sick Queensland woman who took her two daughters to Somalia for genital mutilation will go to […]
March 21, 2019

NH bill to end child marriage set aside – SeaCoastOnline

CONCORD — The House tabled state Rep. Cassie Levesque’s latest attempt to end child marriage Tuesday, but she […]
March 21, 2019

AHA Foundation Campus Fellows Share How They Expand Students’ Horizons on North American Universities

The Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) works to alert and activate students about dangerous traditional practices such as female genital […]
March 20, 2019

Bill banning female genital mutilation in North Carolina clears first state Senate committee – JournalNow

A N.C. Senate bill that would ban female genital mutilation cleared its first committee step Tuesday. Senate Bill […]
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