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The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls from FGM in the United States,” arguing that we need to focus more attention on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Only 26 states ban FGM, although it was made a federal crime in 1996. The United States is currently undergoing its first criminal trial related to FGM. In Detroit, doctors are accused of performing this brutal operation of female circumcision on six- and seven-year-old girls. The accused doctors are part of an India-based Muslim sect, Dawoodi Bohra.

May 21, 2018

FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere – National Review

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls […]
May 21, 2018

Muslims, Islamists, Jihadis: What’s the Difference? Critical Thinking Unit Event

Tomorrow May 22, 2018 our Critical Thinking Unit will be hosting and event on Stanford’s campus! “Muslims, Islamists, […]
May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]
May 18, 2018

Delaware Ends Child Marriage; 49 To Go and Counting – HRW

Heather Barr is a Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. In this piece […]
May 14, 2018

Proposal to ban child marriages in Norway – The Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs

We want to send a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that we do not accept people […]
May 10, 2018

Delaware Becomes First State to Ban Child Marriage – PBS

On Wednesday, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law a bill setting the minimum marriage age at 18, […]
May 9, 2018

Edmonton film festival to screen North American premiere of FGM documentary – The Edmonton Star

EDMONTON—As 12-year-old Rosie Makore runs across the northern Tanzania Serengeti, she is risking her life and taking a […]
May 7, 2018

British Children Learn the ABCs of FGM to Help End Harmful Practice – VOA News

LONDON —  As teacher Tanya Mathiason flicked through a slideshow to display diagrams of male and female genitalia […]
May 4, 2018

Delaware Expected To Be The First State To Ban Child Marriage Outright – NPR

The Delaware Senate voted unanimously Thursday to become the first state in the U.S. to ban child marriage, […]
May 3, 2018

Psychology and Free Speech – Inside Higher Ed

In this op-ed Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci dive into discussion about controversial topics on college campuses that […]
April 23, 2018

Child Marriage Occurs in the US and Threatens the Wellbeing of Girls and Boys Nationwide, UCLA Researchers Report – Newswise

Newswise — Until now, there’s been inadequate information about whether child marriage is a substantial problem in the […]
April 18, 2018

European Parliament Committee Urges End to Child Marriage – Humans Rights Watch

The European Union could do more to help end child marriage, and members of the European Parliament are […]
April 17, 2018

The Clash of Expression – The Economist

The Economist has published an editorial questioning whether free speech is indeed free in today’s political climate.    […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
March 28, 2018

Democratic bill banning child marriage killed, modified Republican measure advances

(Tennessean) – A measure Democrats have championed that would ban minors from marrying in Tennessee was killed in the state Senate […]
March 24, 2018

Child marriage ban, year-round Daylight Saving time signed into law

(Florida Politics) – A bill that would ban marriages for anyone under the age of 17 and legislation […]
March 22, 2018

Child marriage isn’t marriage and ‘nearly 18’ isn’t 18 years old

(The Hill) – Why have you abandoned the 17-year-old girls? I ask this to the many state legislators across […]
March 17, 2018

National campaign to end child marriages arrives in Louisiana; backers say state law must change

(The Acadiana Advocate) – Amanda Parker, senior director of the AHA Foundation, which is also dedicated to ending […]
March 9, 2018

Florida Moves to Ban Marriage Before the Age of 17

(FRONTLINE) – Florida has moved to tighten its laws on child marriage. On Friday, state lawmakers passed a […]
February 8, 2018

68 Million Girls May Face Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, U.N. Chief Warns – TIME

(UNITED NATIONS) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be […]