AHA Foundation news on legislative protections for women’s rights

August 10, 2017

Maine turns blind eye to child abuse – One News Now

Maine’s legislature failed to protect little girls from a horrible mutilation practice, so the bill’s sponsor now is […]
August 10, 2017

Child marriage is still legal in Alabama, but on the decline – AL.Com

Back in May 2001, a bill was introduced into the Alabama Senate that sought to raise the age […]
August 8, 2017

Iran Planning to Raise Women’s Legal Age of Marriage – Iran Front Page

Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Zolqadr said the Iranian Parliament, in coordination with the country’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family […]
August 7, 2017

Close loopholes that allow forced child marriage in the UK – The Guardian

The NSPCC report of increasing calls in relation to forced marriage (Report, 31 July) is alarming. In 2016 more […]
August 3, 2017

Female genital mutilation bill dead after Senate vote – WGME

A bill that would make female genital mutilation a crime in Maine is officially dead. Earlier Wednesday, a […]
August 1, 2017

New push to criminalize female genital mutilation in Maine – WGME

A Maine lawmaker says she’s not giving up on a bill that appears to be dead. Rep. Heather […]
July 31, 2017

Rep. Dave Trott moves to increase penalty for genital mutilation – Detroit Free Press

With an investigation into the genital mutilation of girls in Michigan continuing, a metro Detroit congressman is calling […]
July 27, 2017

Despite Progress, Child Marriage Is Still Legal in All 50 States – The New York Times

State legislators in the U.S. can no longer plead ignorance about child marriage in America. Not now that […]