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February 25, 2019

Female genital mutilation: Children to be taught dangers – BBC

Secondary school pupils in England will be taught about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2020. […]
February 22, 2019
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New legislator pushes to raise state marriage age – Hastings Tribune

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some girls said they were isolated from friends and family during their marriages. Others […]
February 19, 2019

New guidance on handling child bride petitions – APNewsBreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses […]
February 12, 2019

Christopher Chope, UK lawmaker who blocked FGM law, urged to resign – CNN International

A British Member of Parliament has faced cross-party commendation and calls to resign after blocking a law that […]
February 11, 2019

Sheikha Latifa: Dubai royal defends Mary Robinson visit – BBC News

The wife of the ruler of Dubai says she is grateful that a former president of Ireland visited […]
February 5, 2019

FGM ‘increasingly performed on UK babies’ – BBC News

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is increasingly being performed on babies and infants in the UK, the Victoria Derbyshire […]
February 4, 2019

FGM: Mother guilty of genital mutilation of daughter – BBC News

A woman who mutilated her three-year-old daughter has become the first person in the UK to be found […]
January 30, 2019
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US facilitating forced marriage of children: Immigration loophole invoked hundreds of times each year – The Hill

The AHA Foundation informed the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee a year ago about a loophole […]
January 22, 2019

Advocates slam thousands of child marriages in U.S., demand Congress act – NBC News

The image above is a stock image. When Fraidy Reiss took on stopping child marriages in the United […]
January 18, 2019

‘Lack of awareness’ around forced marriage law – BBC News

Potential victims in areas where forced marriage is prevalent are unaware it is a crime, a charity has […]
January 16, 2019

Kenyan girl’s rescue shows community key to ending child marriage – Reuters

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The rare rescue of a 12-year-old Kenyan girl forced to marry and have […]
January 15, 2019

Forced marriages: US approved thousands of child bride requests over past decade – The Hilltop Monitor

The United States claims to be a strong opponent of child marriage around the world. The data raises […]
January 8, 2019

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff – BBC News

The image above is a stock image. An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend […]
January 7, 2019
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Laramie lawmaker introduces bill to ban child marriage – Casper Star Tribune

Depending on the circumstances, it is technically legal for one to marry a minor in 47 states across […]
January 3, 2019

Forced marriage victims asked to pay rescue costs – BBC News

British victims of forced marriages overseas are being asked by the Foreign Office to pay costs associated with […]
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