June 17, 2019

30 States Have Inadequate Anti-FGM Legislation. Here’s What They Can Do to Make the Grade.

Over the past two decades, the number of girls estimated to have undergone or be at risk of […]
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

AHA Fellow on Hosting Campus Events Despite Protests and Pushback

Mohamed Ali is a sophomore at the University of Rochester studying physics and philosophy. He joined the Critical […]
June 5, 2019

Founding Member of the U.K.’s National FGM Centre Uses Her Expertise to Help Girls in the U.S.

Lisa Brett is a Senior Consultant for AHA Foundation. She previously worked in manufacturing before joining the Voluntary […]
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 […]
June 5, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers reject bill to set a minimum marriage age – NBC News

Louisiana lawmakers rejected a bill on Sunday that would have set a minimum age to marry and instead rewrote the […]
May 14, 2019
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This summer, I’ll attend the wedding of a child bride in the Deep South — the same place where my 32-year-old friend is a grandmother

One day this summer, in the sweltering heat of exurban Atlanta’s Deep South Side, south of Jonesboro but […]
May 1, 2019

Congress fights to save historic female genital mutilation case – Detroit Free Press

In a move that could revive Detroit’s historic female genital mutilation prosecution, Congress has intervened in the case, […]
April 30, 2019

AHA Foundation’s Amanda Parker Calls for Gender Equality Under the Law

The rights and safety of women should not be left to the interpretations of individuals or changing attitudes; […]
April 29, 2019

Dr. Ottenheimer, a Gynecologist on the Frontline of Helping Female Genital Mutilation Survivors

Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer is one of the few doctors in the U.S. who specialize in care to survivors […]
April 29, 2019

Naila Amin, Forced Marriage Survivor, Uses Her Past Experiences to Drive Her Activism

 AHA Foundation: When you were 15 years old, your parents brought you to Pakistan and there, you […]
April 23, 2019

HATE: Why We Should Combat It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, at University of Notre Dame

Video Link: Watch our CTU event LIVE at the University of Notre Dame featuring Former ACLU president Nadine […]
April 17, 2019

Female mutilation law earns support – Neighbors Newspaper

*The original article mistakenly says 22 states have yet to criminalize FGM, the accurate number is 19 because […]
April 16, 2019
Preventing FGM in the U.S. and North Carolina

Preventing FGM in the U.S. and North Carolina, at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Video Link:   Event Description:   AHA Senior Director Amanda Parker spoke to students at the University of […]
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