July 1, 2020

UN Calls for End to Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide – VOA News

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage […]
June 26, 2020

Female genital mutilation: Report shows 68,000 victims in Germany – Deutsche Welle

The amount of women and girls in Germany who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased to […]
June 22, 2020

How Jesse Topper Led Pennsylvania to Ban Child Marriage Despite Pandemic

With a much-needed focus on the health crisis, state governments were focusing almost exclusively on the pandemic for […]
June 22, 2020

Malaysian children as young as 12 are getting married, and it’s legal – South China Morning Post

Childhood friends Iris, Mary and Sarah were once typical teenage girls – they did homework together, took selfies, […]
June 18, 2020

India drafting law to increase nuptial age of girls – Anadolu Agency

Even as India has become home to the largest number of child brides in the world, it has […]
June 17, 2020

Why coronavirus has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM – The Guardian

Covid-19 has exposed just how much work remains to be done to wipe out female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
June 15, 2020

Figures show ‘at least 10’ FGM victims identified in the surrounding areas of Bradford – The Telegraph & Argus

Doctors say at least ten victims of female genital mutilation were seen by NHS services in the surrounding areas […]
June 15, 2020

Child marriages spike in lockdown around Bengal – The Telegraph

A social worker that The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted […]
June 10, 2020

Iran Criminalizes Child Abuse After Outrage Over Killing of Teenage Girl – New York Times

After 11 years of stalling, Iran passed a law on Sunday making it a crime to emotionally or […]
June 8, 2020

A Daughter Is Beheaded, and Iran Asks if Women Have a Right to Safety – The New York Times

Before he beheaded his 14-year-old daughter with a farming sickle, Reza Ashrafi called a lawyer. His daughter, Romina, […]
June 5, 2020

Despite recent historic gains in ending FGM, Somalia sees dramatic increase – The World

During the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, activists in some countries made historic gains in the fight to stop the […]
June 5, 2020

Egypt to prosecute doctor, father over genital cutting of three girls – Reuters

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Egyptian authorities have said they will prosecute the father of three girls who […]
June 2, 2020

CHS senior draws statewide attention to child marriage – Coeur d’Alene Press

Idaho has the highest rate in the nation of wedded minors It’s no longer the Wild West. Idaho […]
June 1, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Speak Virtually on June 18

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the founder of AHA Foundation and a global champion of women and human rights, is […]
May 26, 2020

Activists Call For Investigation Into Case Of Female Genital Mutilation, Saying It Would Be A First For Russia – RFERL

The girl screamed and struggled but was held down by medical staff and her stepmother when female genital […]
May 26, 2020

Jump in forced marriages feared after UK lockdown – Reuters

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British charities working to end forced marriage have seen a spike […]
May 21, 2020

May Newsletter: Why child marriage remains legal across the nation; Tulane University interns amplify our work; You can double your impact and more

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I am thrilled about new victories for our movement. Two states—Pennsylvania and Minnesota—passed legislation […]
May 16, 2020

U.S. online marriages feared providing cover for child brides – Reuters

NEW YORK, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two U.S. states have banned child marriage this month, but […]
May 12, 2020

Why Laws Against Child Marriage Are Now Needed More Than Ever

Both Pennsylvania and Minnesota recently voted unanimously to ban child marriage, becoming the third and fourth states in […]
April 21, 2020

April Newsletter: Honor violence cases climbing, FGM survivor from Kentucky finds her voice and healing; CTU coordinator bids farewell

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy and safe. Since many […]
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