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February 8, 2018

68 Million Girls May Face Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, U.N. Chief Warns – TIME

(UNITED NATIONS) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be […]
February 6, 2018

International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE TIME’S UP ON POLITICAL STALEMATE AROUND FGM IN MAINE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE […]
February 6, 2018

Global event calling for end to FGM to start here – Independent

A worldwide social media campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) is being launched in Dublin tomorrow with the […]
February 5, 2018

‘Islamophobia’ Hoaxes and the Rush to Judgment – Quillette

Two weeks ago, Canadians responded in horror to a disturbing news story in Toronto: before a bank of […]
January 19, 2018

A New American Leader Rises in ISIS – The Atlantic

A two-year investigation identifies one of the very few Americans in the Islamic State’s upper ranks—and sheds light […]
January 9, 2018

Lawmaker seeks to up Alaska’s legal age of marriage to 18 – The Seattle Times

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker is seeking to change the state law that allows a person […]
January 9, 2018

India Rules Sex With a Child Bride Is Always Rape in a Massive Win for Girls’ Rights – Global Citizen

India’s top court has ruled that sex with a child is always rape, quashing a clause that allowed […]
January 7, 2018

In south India, a 20-year-old survivor of honor killing turns crusader – Reuters

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kausalya and her husband of eight months were shown no mercy when […]
January 6, 2018

‘The cases reported are just the tip of the iceberg’: the Syrian refugee girls facing child marriage in Turkey – iNews

Dalal Abdullah is just 13, but her mother has already had to fend off a string of requests […]
January 6, 2018

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal – thejournal.ie

IN NEPAL 10% of girls are married before the age of 15 and 37% are married before the […]
January 6, 2018

Turkish child marriage religious document sparks anger – BBC News

Turkey’s main opposition party has called for a parliamentary inquiry after the directorate of religious affairs said that, […]
January 4, 2018

Rape, Underage Sex, Forced Marriage, Abuse. That’s the Plight of Too Many Afghan Girls – Newsweek

Sahar was only 10 years old when she was forced to marry an older man. Her father agreed […]
December 29, 2017

FGM in Sri Lanka: It’s never ‘just a nick’ – Al Jazeera

For decades, female genital mutilation (FGM) has been practiced in Sri Lanka. However, to those outside the practicing […]
December 26, 2017

Couple accused of genital mutilation of their daughter at Dublin home to face trial – Independent

A couple are to face trial accused of genital mutilation of their daughter at their home in Dublin. […]
December 26, 2017

This young Croydon man’s amazing work to stop violence against girls and women has earned him an award from the Queen – Croydon Advertiser

A young man who came to Croydon after fleeing Zimbabwe as a teenager is about to be given an […]