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April 30, 2021

Bill to raise NC’s minimum age requirement for marriage halted, despite bipartisan support – ABC 13 News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WLOS) — A bill to raise the minimum age to get married from age 14 to […]
April 27, 2021

Some claim NC is becoming a ‘destination for child marriage.’ A bipartisan bill seeks to change that – North Carolina Health News

The couple entered Drew Reisinger’s office in Asheville after a three-hour trip across two state lines. He was […]
April 16, 2021

Indiana poised to ban cultural practice of female genital mutilation – The Times of Northwest Indiana

Indiana is set to become the 40th state to criminalize the practice of female genital mutilation. The General […]
April 16, 2021

In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants – The New York Times

JOHANNESBURG — The Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate has fallen, its fighters have dispersed and its leader, Abu Bakr […]
April 7, 2021

‘Was like a business transaction’: Woman married when 13 now advocating to end child marriage – KFDA News

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – Child marriage may seem like a third-world problem, but the issue is very much […]
April 1, 2021

Brooklyn Hasidic Rabbi Is Under Investigation for Promoting Child Marriage – The Forward

During a Hasidic teenager’s first day at a new Brooklyn yeshiva last year, the head of the school […]
March 23, 2021

Egypt’s Senate approves new anti-FGM bill – Egypt Today

CAIRO – 21 March 2021: Egypt’s Senate (the Upper House of the Parliament), chaired by Speaker Counselor Abdel, […]
March 22, 2021

C. Nicholas Cuneo: Contact your lawmaker, ask them to help end child marriage in Maryland – Capital Gazette

Recently a Maryland pediatrician encountered something they thought was puzzling: a patient’s husband was listed as her legal […]
March 19, 2021

Child marriage bill would set minimum marriage age at 18 – WAGM Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – A new bill (LD 622) could prohibit marriage for any Mainer under 18. The Judiciary Committee held a […]
March 3, 2021

Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins The Joe Rogan Experience podcast to discuss her upbringing and how it shaped her view on free speech and women’s rights

Our founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, recently spoke on one of the world’s most popular podcasts, “The Joe Rogan […]
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 […]
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