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July 30, 2019

The shocking new figures on female genital mutilation in Coventry

One new victim of female genital mutilation is being identified nearly every week in Coventry. Newly released NHS […]
July 25, 2019

Senate poised to vote to ban child marriages – Salem News

BOSTON — Massachusetts could become the latest state to outlaw child marriage, a practice that child welfare advocates […]
July 22, 2019

Convictions for honour crimes including FGM, rape and forced marriage plummet amid national police crackdown – The Independent

Convictions for so-called honour crimes perpetrated against women have plummeted in the past five years, The Independent can reveal, amid a nationwide […]
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 […]
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