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October 16, 2017

Why FGM is not just a women’s issue – IOL News

Research done by Sonke Gender Justice, a Johannesburg-based NGO, in addition to international research, has confirmed that working […]
October 16, 2017

FGM in Latin America: Colombia’s Embera tribe – Al Jazeera

Colombia’s Embera indigenous tribe is one of the few communities in Latin America known to practise female genital mutilation (FGM), […]
October 16, 2017

Too young to marry: Connecticut finally ends child marriage – CT Post

At least 20,000 girls under the age of 18 married with judicial consent in 2017 in the U.S. […]
October 13, 2017

9 Unsettling Facts About Child Marriage – U.S. News

About 1.1 billion girls live in the world today, but not all live equally. The United Nations observes Oct. 11 […]
October 13, 2017

India’s Supreme Court Rules Sex With Child Brides Is Rape – Time

India’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sex with an underage wife constitutes rape, in a landmark ruling that campaigners […]
October 11, 2017

Empowering Girls Rescued From Child Marriage – The New York Times

Having spent 15 years photographing child marriages around the world, Stephanie Sinclair is uniquely positioned to understand its lasting impact […]
October 11, 2017

Ohio may ban female genital mutilation for girls under 18 – Dayton Daily News

Ohio does not explicitly prohibit female genital mutilation — a practice that state Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, wants […]
October 11, 2017

FGM Campaigner Leyla Hussein on Why Genital Cutting Is a Global Problem – News Deeply

Leyla Hussein has become one of the world’s most visible campaigners against female genital mutilation (FGM). However, the FMGsurvivor, […]
October 10, 2017

FGM and disability also hinder girls’ education – The Guardian

Your sponsored roundtable on educating girls (Society, 4 October) is to be commended both for laying bare the […]
October 10, 2017

Stop FGM now, says an ex-circumciser and colleagues – The Point

Saibo Jawo, an ex-circumciser and some of her colleagues in Nafugan village in the Upper River Region have […]
October 7, 2017

Ending child marriage critical to achieving SDGs – The Daily Star

As the world marks International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October, Girls Not Brides is calling […]
October 7, 2017

Why should we care about FGM? – Al Jazeera

Talking about female genital mutilation (FGM) makes people uncomfortable. I get that. Who wants to think about vaginas […]
October 7, 2017

FGM: A native affliction on every inhabitable continent – Al Jazeera

Enter the term “FGM” in Google Images and you will find pictures related to female genital mutilation on […]
October 5, 2017

What’s Next in the Fight to End Child Marriage in Guatemala? – MS Blog

Guatemala has taken a huge step forward for girls, officially outlawing child marriage following years of advocacy by […]
October 5, 2017

Violence against women hurts Arab economies, U.N. says – Reuters

The United Nations called on Arab nations on Wednesday to calculate the economic cost of violence against women, […]