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July 2, 2019

‘Every day has been hell’ since ‘honour killing’ of Banaz Mahmod – BBC

The image above is a stock image. The sister of a Muslim woman murdered in a so-called honour […]
June 26, 2019

States across the country take action to save child brides – NBC News

As a conservative Republican, Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse Topper always leaned toward limited government involvement, no matter the […]
June 18, 2019

African survivors of female circumcision call for help with mental trauma – Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – African survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) said mental health services are their […]
June 17, 2019

Helpline launched for victims of forced marriage and honour based abuse – Express & Star

The project, which has been funded by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, will offer confidential […]
June 13, 2019

Alberta leads Canada in child marriage rate – Edmonton Journal

Alberta leads the country in the rate of child marriages, according to new research, issuing 791 licences to […]
June 10, 2019

State House Votes For Ban On Child Marriages In Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A ban on Pennsylvania marriages when either party is under 18 is moving ahead […]
June 7, 2019

Decree bans marriage for children under 18, eliminates exceptions – Mexico Daily News

A decree published on Tuesday by the federal government banned marriage for children under 18 in 31 out […]
June 7, 2019

World leaders urged to make female circumcision a priority like HIV – Reuters

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tackling female genital mutilation (FGM) should be made a global priority like […]
June 5, 2019

U.S. House Passes Resolution Officially Recognizing Female Genital Mutilation As A ‘Human Rights Violation’ – Newsweek

The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan resolution denouncing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and […]
June 5, 2019

EDITORIAL: Make 18 the minimum age for marriage in Pa.

When Republican state Rep. Jesse Topper of Bedford County and Democratic counterpart Warren Perry of Bucks County recently […]
June 5, 2019

Forced marriage cases reported in Britain jump to record high – Reuters

LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of calls to a specialist British unit tackling forced […]
June 5, 2019

Teachers told to look out for signs of female genital mutilation during ‘cutting season’ – Metro News

Some girls may be at greater risk of female genital mutilation over the next few months, a charity […]
June 5, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers reject bill to set a minimum marriage age – NBC News

Louisiana lawmakers rejected a bill on Sunday that would have set a minimum age to marry and instead rewrote the […]
May 14, 2019
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This summer, I’ll attend the wedding of a child bride in the Deep South — the same place where my 32-year-old friend is a grandmother

One day this summer, in the sweltering heat of exurban Atlanta’s Deep South Side, south of Jonesboro but […]
May 1, 2019

Congress fights to save historic female genital mutilation case – Detroit Free Press

In a move that could revive Detroit’s historic female genital mutilation prosecution, Congress has intervened in the case, […]
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