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June 16, 2021

UNICEF USA Applauds Passage Of Rhode Island Child Marriage Bill – Forbes

Particularly during times of great hardship, we’re reminded of the power that comes with collective action. That’s just […]
June 14, 2021

Government pledges to raise legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales – The Guardian

The government has committed to raising the minimum legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales […]
June 14, 2021

Joy as girl who escaped the ‘cut’ 12 years ago reunites with family – The Star

Tears of joy rolled freely down the eyes of Sylvia Keeiz Kosikil as she was reunited with her […]
June 14, 2021

UNFPA-UNICEF renew fight against FGM in the Nigerian State of Imo – The Nation

The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm over upsurge of female Genital Mutilation in the […]
June 10, 2021

Helping women and girls claim their bodily autonomy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – UNFPA

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Lisa* was orphaned as a child and raised by her sister and […]
June 10, 2021

15 new cases of female genital mutilation reported in Portsmouth in the last year – Portsmouth News

According to data from NHS Digital around 15 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were seen by NHS […]
June 10, 2021

Rhode Island Governor McKee signs bill banning child marriage – The Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s governor on Monday signed into law a bill meant to ban child marriage […]
June 2, 2021

Knots: A Forced Marriage Story review – bleak overview of marital coercion in America – The Guardian

There’s no rosy nostalgia to the wedding photos featured in Knots: A Forced Marriage Story, a 75-minute documentary […]
May 27, 2021

Why does FGM happen and where is it legal? – Metro

Mila Marwa has opened up on the show as she worries that her younger sister is to receive the […]
May 25, 2021

All must be done to wipe out FGM – The Kenyan Star

Culture is dynamic and should evolve and change with the times. That is why some practices, norms, beliefs, […]
May 14, 2021

After last year’s FGM Bill, Advocates Are Hoping for a Child Marriage Ban in Massachusetts as Well – TTN MA

When a young girl is wed to a minor, often times against her will, she is limited in […]
May 12, 2021

Bill asks: How many children marry in California? – The Orange County Register

If you are younger than 18 in California you can’t get a tattoo, buy a Lottery ticket, or […]
April 30, 2021

Bill to raise NC’s minimum age requirement for marriage halted, despite bipartisan support – ABC 13 News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WLOS) — A bill to raise the minimum age to get married from age 14 to […]
April 27, 2021

Some claim NC is becoming a ‘destination for child marriage.’ A bipartisan bill seeks to change that – North Carolina Health News

The couple entered Drew Reisinger’s office in Asheville after a three-hour trip across two state lines. He was […]
April 16, 2021

Indiana poised to ban cultural practice of female genital mutilation – The Times of Northwest Indiana

Indiana is set to become the 40th state to criminalize the practice of female genital mutilation. The General […]