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January 14, 2021

Woman Indicted By Federal Grand Jury in FBI’s First-Ever Charges for Transporting a Child Outside of U.S. For FGM

For the first time ever, charges have been brought against someone for allegedly transporting a child outside of […]
January 12, 2021

Thousands of child marriages in Canada spark concern over global leadership – Reuters

Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of girls in Canada have been married before turning 18, researchers […]
January 7, 2021

U.S. toughens ban on ‘abhorrent’ female genital mutilation – Reuters

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United States has toughened its ban on the “abhorrent practice” of female genital […]
January 5, 2021

Is The Pandemic Causing A Surge In Female Genital Mutilation? – NPR

In early December, Christine Ghati Alfons taught a menstrual hygiene class to a group of girls, 10 to […]
January 5, 2021

Many African, Asian families marry off daughters amid virus – East Oregonian

KOIDU, Sierra Leone (AP) — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with […]
January 5, 2021

‘Empower girls to reduce incidence of child marriages’ – The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: Against the backdrop of high incidence of child marriages across South Asian countries, the Feminist Inquiries into […]
December 18, 2020

Congress delivers an early holiday gift to women and girls in America – The Hill

Congress delivered a long-overdue holiday gift to thousands of young women and girls in the United States. The […]
December 17, 2020

The President Should Sign the Bill Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation – National Review

A rare worthwhile bipartisan bill has passed Congress that will outlaw female genital mutilation as a matter of federal law. […]
December 14, 2020

Almost 2,000 FGM cases identified in Germany last year – Deutsche Welle

A rights group found evidence of 2,000 women, including some 200 minors, in Germany last year who underwent […]
December 10, 2020

‘These Girls Are Being Cut and Married in Droves’ – The New York Times

A deep, sonorous melody pierces the night sky when young Samburu warriors celebrate an impending marriage. These songs, […]
December 10, 2020

Anonymous App To Help End FGM In Kenya – Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday said the government is considering adopting the use of […]
December 9, 2020

Sudan says it will stamp out child marriage and enforce ban on FGM – The Guardian

Sudanese authorities have announced they will end child marriage and enforce the country’s ban on female genital mutilation […]
December 9, 2020

Irish-Somali activist Ifrah Ahmed on her FGM mission of hope – The Times

Last January, a married couple from Dublin were jailed for the genital mutilation of their infant daughter. The […]
December 3, 2020

Controversial ‘virginity tests’ sold by UK clinics – BBC

Women are being offered controversial “virginity tests” at British medical clinics, an investigation by BBC Newsbeat and 100 Women has […]
November 13, 2020

Philippines’ Senate approves bill declaring child marriage a crime – Manila Bulletin

The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill prohibiting and declaring child marriage as […]
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