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July 6, 2020

Sudan’s bid to ban genital mutilation sparks hope, caution – Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — It’s been more than 60 years. But the scene is seared still into Kawthar Ali’s […]
July 1, 2020

UN Calls for End to Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide – VOA News

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage […]
July 1, 2020

The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali – the Uncommon Knowledge Podcast

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the founder of AHA Foundation, was featured in the Uncommon Knowledge podcast, hosted by Peter […]
June 26, 2020

Female genital mutilation: Report shows 68,000 victims in Germany – Deutsche Welle

The amount of women and girls in Germany who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased to […]
June 22, 2020

Malaysian children as young as 12 are getting married, and it’s legal – South China Morning Post

Childhood friends Iris, Mary and Sarah were once typical teenage girls – they did homework together, took selfies, […]
June 18, 2020

India drafting law to increase nuptial age of girls – Anadolu Agency

Even as India has become home to the largest number of child brides in the world, it has […]
June 17, 2020

Why coronavirus has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM – The Guardian

Covid-19 has exposed just how much work remains to be done to wipe out female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
June 15, 2020

Figures show ‘at least 10’ FGM victims identified in the surrounding areas of Bradford – The Telegraph & Argus

Doctors say at least ten victims of female genital mutilation were seen by NHS services in the surrounding areas […]
June 15, 2020

Child marriages spike in lockdown around Bengal – The Telegraph

A social worker that The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted […]
June 10, 2020

Iran Criminalizes Child Abuse After Outrage Over Killing of Teenage Girl – New York Times

After 11 years of stalling, Iran passed a law on Sunday making it a crime to emotionally or […]
June 8, 2020

A Daughter Is Beheaded, and Iran Asks if Women Have a Right to Safety – The New York Times

Before he beheaded his 14-year-old daughter with a farming sickle, Reza Ashrafi called a lawyer. His daughter, Romina, […]
June 5, 2020

Despite recent historic gains in ending FGM, Somalia sees dramatic increase – The World

During the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, activists in some countries made historic gains in the fight to stop the […]
June 5, 2020

Egypt to prosecute doctor, father over genital cutting of three girls – Reuters

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Egyptian authorities have said they will prosecute the father of three girls who […]
June 2, 2020

CHS senior draws statewide attention to child marriage – Coeur d’Alene Press

Idaho has the highest rate in the nation of wedded minors It’s no longer the Wild West. Idaho […]
June 1, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Speak Virtually on June 18

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the founder of AHA Foundation and a global champion of women and human rights, is […]
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