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November 19, 2018

Sweden may become latest country to annul child marriages – NBC News

The image above is a stock image. Swedish lawmakers are set to vote on a proposed crackdown on […]
November 14, 2018

South Sudan Girl Auctioned on Facebook for Marriage – VOA News

The image above is a stock image. Female lawyers in South Sudan are urging the government to shut […]
November 8, 2018

Defense tries to toss genital mutilation charges – Detroit News

The image above is a stock image. Detroit — Defense lawyers tried to convince a federal judge Tuesday to […]
November 6, 2018

What You Need To Know About Child Marriage In The U.S. – Forbes

Worldwide, 12 million girls marry before age 18 every year. Say “child marriage” and the average American thinks […]
November 5, 2018

Child marriage survivors say UK law legitimises ‘terrible’ abuse – Thomas Reuters Foundation News

LONDON, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Zee was 13, she returned from school one day to […]
October 25, 2018

Finnish hospitals see more babies born to mothers with FGM – YLE UUTISET

Finland has started tallying births by circumcised mothers as the medical community is increasingly dealing with delivery complications […]
October 23, 2018

Why only two states ban marriage for people under 18 years old – Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — During his 2015 visit to Kenya, former President Barack Obama denounced a practice that […]
October 10, 2018

New anonymous tipoff system could cut forced marriage in Britain – Reuters

The image above is a stock image. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Victims of forced marriage will be […]
October 9, 2018

Child marriage in the U.S. is surprisingly prevalent now states are passing laws to make it harder – The Washington Post

It was the day of the birthday party, and the husband and wife had invited everyone they knew. […]
October 5, 2018

‘I do’ at 14: Michigan’s secret child marriages – Target 8

The image above is a stock image. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Adults in Michigan are marrying children […]
September 25, 2018

Why did Twitter allow ad promoting female genital cutting? – WZZM 13

Female genital mutilation has been condemned worldwide. So how did a paid ad promoting female genital cutting of […]
September 20, 2018

Third Girl Dies in Somalia After Genital Mutilation – VOA News

A 10-year-old girl has died in Somalia due to complications from female genital mutilation (FGM). Mumtaz Qorane was […]
September 17, 2018

2 Young Sisters Die After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation – National Public Radio

Two sisters from a remote pastoral village in Puntland State, Somalia, died on Sept. 11 of complications from […]
September 17, 2018

Ending Child Marriage in the United Kingdom – Human Rights Watch

The photo above is a stock image. This week Pauline Latham, a Conservative MP, introduced a bill to […]
September 13, 2018

Feds level new charges in genital mutilation case – The Detroit News

Detroit — Federal prosecutors filed new charges in the nation’s first case involving female genital mutilation, accusing one doctor of […]