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 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 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 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 […]
March 13, 2019

Senators seek to change immigration law to curb child marriages – NBC News

Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to close loopholes in U.S. immigration law that have allowed thousands of […]
March 13, 2019

Bill makes female cutting a crime in Iowa – RadioIowa

The Iowa Senate has unanimously voted to ban female genital mutilation and charge those who perform the procedure […]
March 11, 2019

The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran – ForeignPolicy.com

The revolution that swept through Iran 40 years ago ruptured all diplomatic ties between Iran and the United […]
March 8, 2019

Child Marriage Is Still Happening In The U.S. & Around The World – Refinery29

The image above is a stock photo. Believe it or not child marriage is not just an ancient […]
March 6, 2019
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Women forced into wedlock as teens urge lawmakers to ban marriage for people under 18 – The Nevada Independent

Sara Tasneem said she was 15 years old when she was forced into a “spiritual marriage” with a […]
March 5, 2019

Lawmakers tolerate child abuse by marriage – The Lewiston Tribune

In Idaho, we care deeply about protecting our children. But last week, Idaho’s House lawmakers killed a bill […]
February 25, 2019

Female genital mutilation: Children to be taught dangers – BBC

Secondary school pupils in England will be taught about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2020. […]
February 22, 2019
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New legislator pushes to raise state marriage age – Hastings Tribune

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some girls said they were isolated from friends and family during their marriages. Others […]
February 19, 2019

New guidance on handling child bride petitions – APNewsBreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses […]
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