AHA Foundation news on legislative protections for women’s rights


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 […]
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