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August 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia just took 4 major steps to improve women’s rights – StepFeed

Saudi Arabia is taking major steps to improve women’s rights in the kingdom. Just in the past ten […]
August 17, 2017

Lebanon abolishes ‘marry your rapist’ law, joining other Arab states – Reuters

Lebanon on Wednesday joined other Arab nations in abolishing a law that lets rapists escape punishment if they […]
August 17, 2017

Seasonal employment, child marriage make women vulnerable to trafficking – Deccan Herald

Seasonal employment, child marriage and school drop out rate are among the reasons making women and girls vulnerable […]
August 17, 2017

How to prevent child marriages? – The Express Tribune

The term ‘child marriage’ is used to describe a legal or customary union between two people, of whom […]
August 17, 2017

Women’s Oppression: Across the Globe – Atypical Female

Disclaimer: this post contains information that may be concerning to those sensitive to the topics of genital mutilation. […]
August 16, 2017

How Ending Child Marriage Can Benefit Girls and Economies

I was quite alarmed by new research on the economic impacts of child marriage released a few weeks ago in […]
August 16, 2017

We Need To Talk About Child Marriage – Forward

As I have every August in recent years, I am busy preparing my children to return to school. […]
August 15, 2017

Senate bill would ban marriage by minors – Florida Politics

As expected, legislation was filed Monday in the Florida Senate to ban minors from getting married. The bill […]
August 15, 2017

On Radical Islam, Trump Has Lost His Focus – Wall Street Journal

An Op-Ed by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Published Aug. 10, 2017 Candidate Donald Trump vowed to take a fresh approach […]
August 10, 2017

Woman who fears daughter faces FGM gets deportation reprieve – The Guardian

Theresa May has intervened to halt the deportation of a woman who claimed that her three-year-old daughter would face […]
August 10, 2017

For many girls, school holidays means FGM “cutting season” – UNFPA

Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in Diaami, Hargeisa and other […]
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

Defendants demand proof: Show us photos of alleged victims’ genitalia – Detroit Free Press

The defense in Michigan’s historic genital mutilation case is demanding the government turn over “the most significant piece” […]
August 10, 2017

Why No Rush to End Child Marriage in Nepal? – Human Rights Watch

Progress towards ending child marriage in Nepal appears to have ground to a halt, despite early hopes. Nepal, […]
August 10, 2017

I’m a survivor of female genital mutilation and I’m changing the world because of it – Sanctuary for Families

Where I am from, a girl is recognized by the following: Who is her father? Who is her […]