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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 […]
November 20, 2018

Judge dismisses female genital mutilation charges in historic case – Detroit Free Press

In a major blow to the government, a federal judge in Detroit has declared the federal female genital […]
November 19, 2018

Sweden may become latest country to annul child marriages – NBC News

The image above is a stock image. Swedish lawmakers are set to vote on a proposed crackdown on […]
November 14, 2018

South Sudan Girl Auctioned on Facebook for Marriage – VOA News

The image above is a stock image. Female lawyers in South Sudan are urging the government to shut […]
November 8, 2018

Defense tries to toss genital mutilation charges – Detroit News

The image above is a stock image. Detroit — Defense lawyers tried to convince a federal judge Tuesday to […]
November 6, 2018

What You Need To Know About Child Marriage In The U.S. – Forbes

Worldwide, 12 million girls marry before age 18 every year. Say “child marriage” and the average American thinks […]
November 5, 2018

Child marriage survivors say UK law legitimises ‘terrible’ abuse – Thomas Reuters Foundation News

LONDON, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Zee was 13, she returned from school one day to […]
October 25, 2018

Finnish hospitals see more babies born to mothers with FGM – YLE UUTISET

Finland has started tallying births by circumcised mothers as the medical community is increasingly dealing with delivery complications […]
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