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June 13, 2018

Trauma and Female Genital Cutting, Part 3: The Body and the Brain – Sahiyo

This article is Part 3 of a seven-part series on trauma related to Female Genital Cutting. Joanna is a […]
June 12, 2018

Mother convicted in landmark British case over forced marriage – USA Today

LONDON — A woman in Britain has been jailed for forcing her young daughter to marry a man […]
June 8, 2018

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Banning Child Marriages – The Observer

The state Assembly gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that would make New Jersey the second […]
June 7, 2018

An American 13-Year-Old, Pregnant and Married to Her Rapist – The New York Times

Dawn Tyree was 11 years old when a family friend began to molest her. A bit more than […]
June 1, 2018

More Than Half the World’s Children Are at Risk of Poverty, Conflict, and Gender Bias, Report Says – Time Magazine

Today is International Children’s Day and we are choosing to celebrate by remembering by 2030 it is estimated […]
May 29, 2018

New Jersey Assembly Shelves Vote on Banning Child Marriages – The Observer

The Assembly shelved a vote Thursday on a bill that would make New Jersey the second state in […]
May 21, 2018

FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere – National Review

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls […]
May 21, 2018

Muslims, Islamists, Jihadis: What’s the Difference? Critical Thinking Unit Event

Tomorrow May 22, 2018 our Critical Thinking Unit will be hosting and event on Stanford’s campus! “Muslims, Islamists, […]
May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]
May 18, 2018

Delaware Ends Child Marriage; 49 To Go and Counting – HRW

Heather Barr is a Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. In this piece […]
May 16, 2018

Missouri marriage laws criticized for being lenient – KOMU

JEFFERSON CITY – State lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a marriage bill that has drawn national attention […]
May 14, 2018

Proposal to ban child marriages in Norway – Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs

We want to send a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that we do not accept people […]
May 11, 2018

She stabbed her husband as he raped her. A court sentenced her to death – CNN

(CNN) A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to […]
May 10, 2018

Delaware Becomes First State to Ban Child Marriage – PBS

On Wednesday, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law a bill setting the minimum marriage age at 18, […]
May 9, 2018

Edmonton film festival to screen North American premiere of FGM documentary – The Edmonton Star

EDMONTON—As 12-year-old Rosie Makore runs across the northern Tanzania Serengeti, she is risking her life and taking a […]