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January 16, 2019

Kenyan girl’s rescue shows community key to ending child marriage – Reuters

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The rare rescue of a 12-year-old Kenyan girl forced to marry and have […]
January 15, 2019

Forced marriages: US approved thousands of child bride requests over past decade – The Hilltop Monitor

The United States claims to be a strong opponent of child marriage around the world. The data raises […]
January 8, 2019

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff – BBC News

The image above is a stock image. An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend […]
January 7, 2019

Laramie lawmaker introduces bill to ban child marriage – Casper Star Tribune

Depending on the circumstances, it is technically legal for one to marry a minor in 47 states across […]
January 3, 2019

Forced marriage victims asked to pay rescue costs – BBC News

British victims of forced marriages overseas are being asked by the Foreign Office to pay costs associated with […]
December 19, 2018

Ohio General Assembly passes measure prohibiting female genital mutilation for girls under age 18 – Cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio General Assembly has sent to Gov. John Kasich a bill that would make […]
December 19, 2018

U.S. alone in its opposition to parts of a U.N. draft resolution addressing violence against girls – The Washington Post

When it comes to certain key global issues, the world has become used to a familiar pattern over […]
December 19, 2018

British schoolgirls at risk of FGM during Christmas break – Reuters

The image above is a stock image. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As many families prepare to holiday […]
December 19, 2018

Girls taken to Uganda, Tanzania for ‘vacation cutting’ as Kenya cracks down on FGM – Reuters

The news article featured below is about an act called vacation cutting. This is when a girl is […]
December 11, 2018

Act now or face 100 more years of child marriage, economists warn – Reuters

The image above is a stock image. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It will take 100 years to […]
December 6, 2018

Bills to ban child marriage pass Senate committee – Target 8

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved two bills that would outlaw child marriages […]
December 6, 2018

With female genital mutilation ban gone, we need new legislation to protect at-risk girls – USA Today

For more than two decades, underage girls in this country have been federally protected from the horrific practice […]
November 27, 2018

‘US is moving backwards’: female genital mutilation ruling a blow to girls at risk – The Guardian

A historic ruling that declared unconstitutional a US law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), and dropped key charges against practitioners […]
November 26, 2018

Ruling in genital mutilation case shocks women’s advocates – Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Women’s rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this […]
November 21, 2018

Judge throws out anti-female genital mutilation law – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Wednesday November 21, 2018 Judge throws out anti-female genital mutilation law leaving […]