June newsletter: Arkansas passes one of the most comprehensive anti-FGM bills, Is your state’s FGM ban effective?, Pennsylvania moves to become the 34th state to ban FGM
Dear AHA Foundation Supporter,
Because of supporters like you, the movement against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the U.S. keeps on growing!
After failing to pass an FGM ban for five years in a row, Pennsylvania legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that will protect 19,480 girls in the state. We are so grateful for Representative Tom Murt who sponsored the bill every year, and never gave up on protecting women and girls in his state from FGM. The bill will now go to Governor Wolf’s desk, and we are hopeful that he will sign it into law.
In the first half of this year, six states (including Pennsylvania) have passed new anti-FGM bills where previously there were none. Arkansas is one of them, thanks to newly-elected Senator Breanne Davis who sponsored and helped pass one of the most comprehensive anti-FGM laws in the country. Find out herewhat drives Senator Davis to protect girls from FGM.