September 9, 2015


End Violence Against Women and Girls in the US 
Demand a National Action Plan to Fight Honor Violence
 

The AHA Petition: End Violence Against Women and Girls in the US. Honor violence is an often-overlooked form […]
April 10, 2014

In the Wall Street Journal, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on universities to break with orthodoxy and embrace critical thinking to improve the state of women’s rights.

In the Wall Street Journal, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on universities to break […]
March 10, 2014

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the […]
March 10, 2014

Katharine Whitehorn analyzes what men can do to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Katharine Whitehorn analyzes what men can do to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/03/men-and-female-genital-mutilation
February 24, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who has spearheaded the campaign for universal education for children, has backed a campaign led by the 17-year-old British student Fahma Mohamed to get education about female genital mutilation into all schools in the UK.

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who has spearheaded the campaign for universal education for children, has backed a […]
February 11, 2014

The British Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has agreed to meet 17-year-old student Fahma Mohamed, following a Guardian-backed petition demanding action to end to female genital mutilation that has attracted 170,000 signatures since launching last week.

The British Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has agreed to meet 17-year-old student Fahma Mohamed, following a Guardian-backed petition […]
January 23, 2014

Cultural traditions and a lack of legal protections are driving tens of millions of girls around the world into early marriage, subjecting them to violence, poverty and mistreatment.

Cultural traditions and a lack of legal protections are driving tens of millions of girls around the world […]
January 23, 2014

Australian psychiatrist Ida Lichter has criticized the United Nations for not doing more to help women in the Islamic world.

Australian psychiatrist Ida Lichter has criticized the United Nations for not doing more to help women in the […]
January 23, 2014

The number of women and teenage girls in England and Wales who are victims of female genital mutilation has increased threefold to 170,000 over the past decade because of the influx of migrants from countries where the practice is widespread.

The number of women and teenage girls in England and Wales who are victims of female genital mutilation […]
January 9, 2014

Judit Neurink calls for breaking the silence on “honor” killings in Kurdistan.

Judit Neurink calls for breaking the silence on “honor” killings in Kurdistan. Read her plea here: http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/31122013
December 6, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States. Read more here.
November 19, 2013

Teachers should be trained to spot the warning signs of female genital mutilation, warns a leading women’s rights campaigner in the UK.

Teachers should be trained to spot the warning signs of female genital mutilation, warns a leading women’s rights […]
November 19, 2013

Tens of millions of Pakistani children will struggle to lay their hands on the book written by Malala Yousafzai, after the organisation representing Pakistan’s private schools decided to ban it.

Tens of millions of Pakistani children will struggle to lay their hands on the book written by Malala […]
November 10, 2013

A new report published by the UNFPA titled Marrying too Young calls on governments and leaders to end child marriage.

A new report published by the UNFPA titled Marrying too Young calls on governments and leaders to end […]
November 4, 2013

Thousands of girls in danger of genital mutilation are being failed by the health and justice systems, a coalition of health professionals has warned in a report that recommends aggressive steps to eradicate the practice in the UK.

Thousands of girls in danger of genital mutilation are being failed by the health and justice systems, a […]
October 25, 2013

An award-winning film about a south London “honor” killing is being used to train police.

An award-winning film about a south London “honor” killing is being used to train police. The film is […]
October 18, 2013

In Tanzania, a country with one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, lawmakers are now seeking to curtail the practice through constitutional changes.

In Tanzania, a country with one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, lawmakers are now […]
October 18, 2013

Human rights campaigner Waris Dirie discusses her work against female genital mutilation (FGM) and why the practice has to stop.

Human rights campaigner Waris Dirie discusses her work against female genital mutilation (FGM) and why the practice has […]
September 25, 2013

A documentary explores forced marriage in Australia.

In February 2012, Australia’s leading public affairs program broadcast an investigative report about forced marriage in Australia. The […]
September 25, 2013

The fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania is hampered by laxity in the implementation and enforcement of laws, according to a new report released in Dar Es Salaam recently.

The fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania is hampered by laxity in the implementation and enforcement […]
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