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March 13, 2019

Bill makes female cutting a crime in Iowa – RadioIowa

The Iowa Senate has unanimously voted to ban female genital mutilation and charge those who perform the procedure […]
March 11, 2019

The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran – ForeignPolicy.com

The revolution that swept through Iran 40 years ago ruptured all diplomatic ties between Iran and the United […]
March 8, 2019

Child Marriage Is Still Happening In The U.S. & Around The World – Refinery29

The image above is a stock photo. Believe it or not child marriage is not just an ancient […]
March 6, 2019
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Women forced into wedlock as teens urge lawmakers to ban marriage for people under 18 – The Nevada Independent

Sara Tasneem said she was 15 years old when she was forced into a “spiritual marriage” with a […]
March 5, 2019

Lawmakers tolerate child abuse by marriage – The Lewiston Tribune

In Idaho, we care deeply about protecting our children. But last week, Idaho’s House lawmakers killed a bill […]
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 […]
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