June 17, 2019

Helpline launched for victims of forced marriage and honour based abuse – Express & Star

The project, which has been funded by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, will offer confidential […]
June 17, 2019

Protected: 30 States Have Ineffective Anti-FGM Legislation. Here’s What They Can Do to Make the Grade.

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June 13, 2019

Alberta leads Canada in child marriage rate – Edmonton Journal

Alberta leads the country in the rate of child marriages, according to new research, issuing 791 licences to […]
June 10, 2019

State House Votes For Ban On Child Marriages In Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A ban on Pennsylvania marriages when either party is under 18 is moving ahead […]
June 7, 2019

Decree bans marriage for children under 18, eliminates exceptions – Mexico Daily News

A decree published on Tuesday by the federal government banned marriage for children under 18 in 31 out […]
June 7, 2019

World leaders urged to make female circumcision a priority like HIV – Reuters

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tackling female genital mutilation (FGM) should be made a global priority like […]
June 5, 2019

U.S. House Passes Resolution Officially Recognizing Female Genital Mutilation As A ‘Human Rights Violation’ – Newsweek

The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan resolution denouncing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and […]
June 5, 2019

EDITORIAL: Make 18 the minimum age for marriage in Pa.

When Republican state Rep. Jesse Topper of Bedford County and Democratic counterpart Warren Perry of Bucks County recently […]
June 5, 2019

Forced marriage cases reported in Britain jump to record high – Reuters

LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of calls to a specialist British unit tackling forced […]
June 5, 2019

Teachers told to look out for signs of female genital mutilation during ‘cutting season’ – Metro News

Some girls may be at greater risk of female genital mutilation over the next few months, a charity […]
June 5, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers reject bill to set a minimum marriage age – NBC News

Louisiana lawmakers rejected a bill on Sunday that would have set a minimum age to marry and instead rewrote the […]
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 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 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 […]
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