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June 2, 2020

CHS senior draws statewide attention to child marriage – Coeur d’Alene Press

Idaho has the highest rate in the nation of wedded minors It’s no longer the Wild West. Idaho […]
June 1, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Speak Virtually on June 18

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the founder of AHA Foundation and a global champion of women and human rights, is […]
May 27, 2020

A new Kentucky law criminalizing FGM has been dubbed “Jenny’s Law” in her honor

When Jenny (who asked us not to use her last name) was five, she was taken on a […]
May 26, 2020

Somalia sees “massive” rise in FGM during lockdown and Ramadan – Reuters

LONDON, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somalia’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a huge increase in female […]
May 26, 2020

Guest view: End child marriage – The Daily Record

Gathering support and momentum to enact change is often arduous, and overcoming the status quo can require years […]
May 26, 2020

Activists Call For Investigation Into Case Of Female Genital Mutilation, Saying It Would Be A First For Russia – RFERL

The girl screamed and struggled but was held down by medical staff and her stepmother when female genital […]
May 26, 2020

Pakistani Police Hunt for Killer of Two Teenage Girls Seen in Kissing Video – New York Times

PESHAWAR — Pakistani police have launched a manhunt following the murder of two teenage girls who were seen […]
May 26, 2020

Jump in forced marriages feared after UK lockdown – Reuters

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British charities working to end forced marriage have seen a spike […]
May 4, 2020

Sudan to outlaw female genital mutilation – The Guardian

Sudan looks set to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM), in a significant move welcomed by campaigners. Anyone found […]
May 1, 2020

Bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor – ABC 27

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation to prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House and […]
April 29, 2020

Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancy expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic – UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning […]
April 17, 2020

Police see rise in domestic violence calls amid coronavirus lockdown – NBC News

Reports of domestic violence increased in March in many cities around the country as the coronavirus pandemic spread, […]
April 17, 2020

In quarantine with an abuser: surge in domestic violence reports linked to coronavirus – The Guardian

One caller to a domestic violence hotline reported that her husband threatened to throw her out into the […]
March 19, 2020

True numbers of FGM victims could be far higher as countries fail to record cases – The Guardian

The number of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) could be much higher than […]
March 16, 2020

Female Genital Mutilation Ban One Step Closer to Becoming Law – Spectrum News 1

FRANKFORT, Ky- A ban on a grotesque practice is one step closer to being law. The House Judiciary […]
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