February 18, 2020
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‘We don’t want our girls to get married’: Push to raise wedding age to 18 – Minnesota Star Tribune

An effort to raise Minnesota’s legal marriage age to 18 without exception appears to be gaining traction at […]
February 13, 2020

Bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming defeated in the House – Casper Star Tribune

CHEYENNE — For the second straight year, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a bill to restrict […]
February 11, 2020

Female genital mutilation is a chronic global problem. It demands a global response – Euronews

In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set out a “blueprint to […]
January 31, 2020

Advocates push for anti-female genital mutilation law; Mass. one of 15 states without protections

Beacon Hill lawmakers and advocates seeking to end the practice of female genital mutilation or cutting were anxiously […]
January 27, 2020
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I Turned My Child Marriage Trauma into Activism – Yes Magazine

Growing up, I had the same dream many little girls do—of a wedding full of love, pretty flowers, […]
January 27, 2020

Parents jailed over female genital mutilation of daughter – The Irish Times

A married couple convicted of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of their daughter in the first case of […]
January 23, 2020

KY takes step to ban female genital mutilation – Kentucky General Assembly Legislative News Releases

Frankfort – The state Senate unanimously approved legislation today that would ban female genital mutilation. “This is a […]
January 14, 2020

Female genital mutilation bill introduced in KY – Wave3 News

(WAVE) – Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would outlaw female genital mutilation. A similar bill […]
December 12, 2019

‘Big Sisters’ ride to rescue of Nepali child brides – Reuters

SURKHET, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – If it wasn’t for her self-annointed “Big Sister”, Punam Pun Magar would […]
December 5, 2019

Advocates push to outlaw child marriage in Michigan, citing sexual abuse concerns – Michigan Advance

The state Legislature has yet to take up a bipartisan bill package that would outlaw child marriages by […]
November 4, 2019

“I was a passport to this man”: Bill to close child marriage loopholes languishes in Congress – CBS News

Naila Amin was just 13 years old when her parents took her from her home in Queens, New […]
November 1, 2019

CBSN Originals: Child marriage – CBS News

In 2018, Delaware and New Jersey became the first states to ban marriage under the age of 18 […]
October 16, 2019

Vulnerable teenage girls to be targeted in airport bathrooms to stop them from being taken overseas and forced into arranged marriages – Daily Mail

Airport bathrooms will be targeted as part of a new campaign to crackdown on predators who are forcing […]
October 10, 2019

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — How Aware Are We? – InsideSources

“America is the home of the brave and the land of the free. When people seek haven in […]
October 3, 2019

When health workers harm: the medicalization of female genital mutilation in Egypt – UNFPA

CAIRO, Egypt – Female genital mutilation has been outlawed in Egypt for more than a decade, but it remains […]
September 26, 2019

Vermont lawmakers urged to ban female genital mutilation – VT Digger

An anti-female genital mutilation organization is urging Vermont lawmakers, and those from 15 other states, to enact laws […]
September 25, 2019

It’s All About Health for Women and Girls: Ghada Khan on Ending FGM – Philanthropy Women

An estimated 3.9 million girls around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) […]
September 17, 2019

Texas Man Convicted Of Killing His Daughter’s Husband And Her Best Friend In ‘Honor Killings’ – Oxygen

When Nesreen Irsan, a 23-year-old Muslim, ran away from home, converted to Christianity and married her American boyfriend, Coty Beavers, no […]
September 16, 2019

Court declines House Democrats’ motion to intervene in genital mutilation case – The Detroit News

Washington — A federal court has denied House Democrats’ request to intervene in the appeal of a Michigan criminal […]
September 13, 2019

The Violence Against Women Act must also combat female genital mutilation – Washington Examiner

his week, the Violence Against Women Act turns 25 years old. The act was passed in 1994 with […]
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