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February 17, 2021

How a Protest Against Compulsory Hijab in Iran Became Symbolic of the Fight for Women’s Rights

02-18-2021 Shaparak Shajarizadeh stood up for the rights that every woman deserves. But doing so in her native […]
February 17, 2021

A new attempt to end child marriage in New Hampshire – Concord Monitor

Dawn Tyree was a child back in 1985 when she married the man who impregnated her. A couple […]
February 17, 2021

2 million FGM cases may occur over next decade due to COVID-19: UN – National Herald

Two million additional cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may occur over the next decade as COVID-19 “shutters […]
February 11, 2021

Children under the age of 18 are legally allowed to marry in the state of Michigan – WILX TV

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – While most teenage girls dream of their chance to walk down the aisle, some […]
February 5, 2021

North Carolina state legislators introduce bill to end child marriage

State legislators in North Carolina are seeking to raise the state’s minimum age for marriage from 14 to […]
February 4, 2021

North Carolina lawmakers introduce bill with bipartisan support to end child marriage – WLOS Channel 13 News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WLOS) — State lawmakers want to bring an end to child marriage in North Carolina by […]
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 […]
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