September 9, 2020

Early Marriages in India: No Child’s Play – The Diplomat

Sixteen-year-old Arti Mukhia, a bright class eight student at a municipal school in Alwar, Rajasthan won’t be going […]
August 18, 2020

‘COVID generation’ risks child marriage, forced labour, ex-leaders warn – Reuters

LONDON, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Former world leaders called on Tuesday for urgent global action to […]
August 6, 2020

Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation – Revere Journal

The Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed legislation to criminalize the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting, also […]
July 31, 2020

Historic Bill To End Female Genital Mutilation in New Zealand – Scoop Independent News

New Zealand First welcomes the passage of the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill today, which […]
July 24, 2020

Thousands of female genital mutilation cases identified in England in past year – Yahoo

Thousands of victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been identified in England in the past year. An […]
July 20, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Makes Several Media Appearances to Defend Freedom of Speech

Our founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been at the front of the fight for freedom of speech in […]
July 17, 2020

U.S. Government Moves to Strip Vulnerable Women and Girls of Asylum Protections – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Wednesday July 17, 2020 U.S. government moves to strip vulnerable women and […]
July 16, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali goes on Fox News to Defend Freedom of Speech in America

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been a champion of free speech for years. In light of all that is […]
July 9, 2020

Healthcare professionals conduct 80% of FGM in Egypt – MENAFN

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) An estimated 8 in 10 girls in countries such as Egypt and Sudan […]
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 […]
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