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November 13, 2020

7 arrested in Narok after morning crackdown on FGM perpetrators – KBC News

Narok South Deputy County Commissioner Felix Kisalu said the seven, five girls and two women who were arrested […]
October 23, 2020

Kenyan efforts to end FGM suffer blow with victims paraded in ‘open defiance’ – The Guardian

Kenya has seen a setback in its progress to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) after an open parade in […]
October 6, 2020

Coronavirus risks ‘greatest surge in child marriages in 25 years’ – BBC News

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a spike in child marriages globally, reversing 25 years of progress on […]
October 6, 2020

‘So old he was losing his hair’: survivors urge MPs to end scandal of UK’s child brides – The Guardian

When Payzee Mahmod was married at 16 to a man nearly twice her age she didn’t understand the […]
October 6, 2020

Sydney woman tells why COVID-19 makes her worried for vulnerable girls – The New Daily

This is not the first time I’ve lived through a lockdown. For most of my teenage years I […]
October 1, 2020

Parliament committee approves citizen’s initiative on FGM Ban – News Now Finland

The cross-party Parliamentary Legal Committee has voted unanimously to approve a citizen’s initiative to ban female genital mutilation. […]
September 17, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Writes “To Even Debate Immigration, We Must Use the Right Language”

A warning cry has begun that COVID will mean the end of immigration. On the surface, the numbers […]
September 14, 2020

September Newsletter: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on 9/11 and how she became a staunch defender of freedom of speech; Our long-time supporter, Ambassador Bremer shares about standing up for women’s rights in Iraq

When tragedy engulfed New York City on this day 19 years ago, it felt like the world stopped […]
September 10, 2020

United States Ambassador Bremer Reflects on Working to Improve Women’s Rights in Iraq Post 9/11

Like many other AHA Foundation supporters, Ambassador Bremer joined our cause after learning about the journey and work […]
September 9, 2020

Why Covid school closures are making girls marry early – The Guardian

Samita (not her real name) is 17 and lives in the Lamjung district of Nepal. It was never easy, […]
September 9, 2020

Early Marriages in India: No Child’s Play – The Diplomat

Sixteen-year-old Arti Mukhia, a bright class eight student at a municipal school in Alwar, Rajasthan won’t be going […]
September 8, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Republicans should campaign hard for votes of immigrants like me who are US citizens – Fox News

As I watched the recently concluded Republican National Convention, I was happy to see so many immigrant stories highlighted […]
August 27, 2020

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Yaser Abdel Said Now in Custody After Committing Honor Killings in 2008 – FBI

Yaser Abdel Said, a capital murder suspect wanted in connection with the homicide of his two teenage daughters, […]
August 27, 2020

Massachusetts Bans FGM After Seven-Year Push by Survivors and Advocates

August 26, 2020 It took seven years for the work to come to fruition, but on August 6 […]
August 26, 2020

Imo women groups laud UNICEF, NOA over fight against Female Genital Mutilation – The Guardian

Some women groups in Owerri West and Ehime Mbano Local Government areas of Imo State have lauded UNICEF […]
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