October 16, 2019

Vulnerable teenage girls to be targeted in airport bathrooms to stop them from being taken overseas and forced into arranged marriages – Daily Mail

Airport bathrooms will be targeted as part of a new campaign to crackdown on predators who are forcing […]
September 20, 2017

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow is Not Afraid to Do the Right Thing to Combat Forced Marriage

Laura Vidal, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow Laura Vidal is a Social Worker with a Masters in Human […]
December 13, 2016

Khadija Gbla, Survivor of Female Genital Mutilation, Turned Her Anger with Injustice Into Action to Protect Girls at Risk of FGM

Since she was only 13 years old, FGM survivor Khadija Gbla has been an outspoken advocate working to […]
February 5, 2016

First Successful FGM Prosecution in Australia

Two women in Australia were convicted on charges of “khatna,” a procedure  involves cutting a girl’s clitoris in the presence […]
November 12, 2015

Conviction in First Australian FGM Trial

At the first FGM trial in Australia, a mother, midwife and a sheikh were found guilty. All three were […]
October 27, 2015

Child Marriage in Australia

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has investigated 20 cases of forced marriage in the past 9 months, many […]
August 7, 2015

Australia Institutes Domestic Violence Advice Pack for Women

Australia has created a new policy of providing women who move to Australia with information on rape, domestic […]
January 9, 2014

The genital mutilation of female children is much more common in Australia and by Australians overseas than authorities can detect, according to New-South Wales (Australia) community services minister Pru Goward.

The genital mutilation of female children is much more common in Australia and by Australians overseas than authorities […]
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 […]
April 11, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first. Read […]
April 11, 2013

Gathering at a summit in Canberra, Australian state and territory governments signed a National Compact to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Gathering at a summit in Canberra, Australian state and territory governments signed a National Compact to end Female […]
November 20, 2012

The marriage of a young Indian couple has been declared “absolutely null and void” by a court because the groom was forced to wed.

The marriage of a young Indian couple has been declared “absolutely null and void” by a court because […]
October 9, 2012

In Sydney, Australia, a grandmother and three other female relatives of two sisters have been charged over the female genital mutilation of the girls.

In Sydney, Australia, a grandmother and three other female relatives of two sisters have been charged over the […]
October 9, 2012

In Sydney, a couple are being charged with performing FGM on their 2 daughters.

In Sydney, a couple are being charged with performing FGM on their 2 daughters. The couple, ages 42 […]
July 7, 2012

An Australian family lawyer has spoken out against the use of Sharia law in Australian divorce cases, calling it “bad for women”.

Family lawyer James Antonenas, who works in Bankstown in Sydney’s southwest and regularly acts for Muslim clients, said […]
May 8, 2012

Health workers in Australia are calling for greater education about the practice of female genital mutilation as they increasingly treat women living with the procedure.

Health workers in Australia are calling for greater education about the practice of female genital mutilation as they […]
March 21, 2012

In Australia, use of Sharia widespread among Muslims

An Australian has revealed he has prepared more than 1000 wills for Australian Muslims using Islamic law, while […]
December 6, 2011

Sydney Man Convicted of Killing Mother’s Lover in “honor

A Sydney man accused of killing his mother’s lover in a bid to protect his family’s honor has […]
December 5, 2011

A devout Muslim fears violent retribution for getting drunk and bashing his wife, a court in Australia heard.

A devout Muslim fears violent retribution for getting drunk and bashing his wife, a court in Australia heard. […]
November 2, 2011

The forced marriage of young girls takes place on a ‘shocking scale’ in Commonwealth countries, trapping children in a cycle of poverty, illiteracy and ill-health.

The forced marriage of young girls takes place on a ‘shocking scale’ in Commonwealth countries, trapping children in […]
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