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April 19, 2022

Elon Musk buys 9.2 percent of Twitter amid complaints about free speech – The Verge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk now owns 9.2 percent of Twitter according to a 13G filing released today, Bloomberg News reports. According to […]
March 24, 2022

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori return to the UK after years held in Iran – BBC News

British-Iranian nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori have arrived back in the UK after being detained in Iran […]
March 14, 2022

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, imprisoned for ‘insulting Islam’, freed after 10 years – The Guardian

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released from prison in Saudi Arabia after serving a 10-year sentence for advocating an […]
March 11, 2022

Alaska bill seeks to bar marriage for kids 14-15 years old – The Hamilton Spectator

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bill in the Alaska House would repeal a provision of law that allows […]
March 10, 2022

D.C. Council Considers Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation – The Washington Informer

Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has authored a bill that would ban female genital mutilation in the […]
March 9, 2022

Maryland must not fail to outlaw child marriage a seventh time | GUEST COMMENTARY – The Baltimore Sun

I am an American who has lived my whole life in my beloved state of Maryland. I want […]
February 24, 2022

Free speech survey indicates shortcomings across Iowa universities – The Gazette

A quarter of students across Iowa’s public universities who responded to a free-speech survey in the fall disagreed […]
February 24, 2022

Decline in FGM among Egypt’s young women recorded by UN – The National

The results of a UN survey conducted in Egypt in 2021 have shown a sharp decline in the […]
February 22, 2022

Maryland: Come for the crab cakes, the boardwalk, a child bride – The Washington Post

Steamed crabs and a sail on the Chesapeake Bay have long been part of Maryland’s tourism campaigns. But […]
February 10, 2022

Justice Department, ICE, and the FBI Recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – 7thSpace

The Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC), including the Justice Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions […]
February 10, 2022

ANTI-FGM CAMPAIGNERS RALLY IN SOUTHWARK PARK – Southwark News

Campaigners rallied in Southwark Park on February 6 to raise awareness and protest against FGM. Female Genital Mutilation […]
February 10, 2022

This survivor of forced child marriage is trying to change laws to prevent others from the same fate – Fronteras

Sasha Taylor was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in Arizona. One day, in the early 1990s, she […]
February 10, 2022

Covid-19 blamed for rise in female ‘cut’ and early marriages – The Standard (Kenya)

The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), leading to school dropouts and early marriages. […]
February 8, 2022

Why we must protect women and girls from violent practices – World Economic Forum

Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead for the World Economic Forum Women’s Health Initiative, reports on the dangers of female […]
January 20, 2022

For the sake of a visa, I was forced into marriage in Arizona – at age 15 – The Washington Post

Sasha K. Taylor, a U.S. citizen raised in Arizona, had a normal childhood until her life was upended […]