July 6, 2020

Sudan’s bid to ban genital mutilation sparks hope, caution – Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — It’s been more than 60 years. But the scene is seared still into Kawthar Ali’s […]
July 1, 2020

The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali – the Uncommon Knowledge Podcast

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the founder of AHA Foundation, was featured in the Uncommon Knowledge podcast, hosted by Peter […]
May 27, 2020

A new Kentucky law criminalizing FGM has been dubbed “Jenny’s Law” in her honor

When Jenny (who asked us not to use her last name) was five, she was taken on a […]
May 26, 2020

Somalia sees “massive” rise in FGM during lockdown and Ramadan – Reuters

LONDON, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somalia’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a huge increase in female […]
May 26, 2020

Guest view: End child marriage – The Daily Record

Gathering support and momentum to enact change is often arduous, and overcoming the status quo can require years […]
May 26, 2020

Pakistani Police Hunt for Killer of Two Teenage Girls Seen in Kissing Video – New York Times

PESHAWAR — Pakistani police have launched a manhunt following the murder of two teenage girls who were seen […]
May 11, 2020

Tulane University Interns Amplify AHA Foundation’s Impact

Since the fall of 2019, students from Tulane University’s internship program have been helping amplify AHA Foundation’s policy […]
May 7, 2020
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A Spike in Requests for Help at AHA Foundation’s Crisis Text Line

Violence against women and children is increasing around the world. AHA Foundation’s crisis text line is experiencing a […]
May 4, 2020

Sudan to outlaw female genital mutilation – The Guardian

Sudan looks set to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM), in a significant move welcomed by campaigners. Anyone found […]
May 1, 2020

Bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor – ABC 27

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation to prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House and […]
April 29, 2020

Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancy expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic – UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning […]
April 21, 2020

Kentucky FGM Survivor: “…through Kentucky passing the law, my chains are broken and I feel free”

Earlier this month, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators in Kentucky passed a comprehensive ban against female genital mutilation […]
April 17, 2020

Police see rise in domestic violence calls amid coronavirus lockdown – NBC News

Reports of domestic violence increased in March in many cities around the country as the coronavirus pandemic spread, […]
April 17, 2020

In quarantine with an abuser: surge in domestic violence reports linked to coronavirus – The Guardian

One caller to a domestic violence hotline reported that her husband threatened to throw her out into the […]
March 19, 2020

True numbers of FGM victims could be far higher as countries fail to record cases – The Guardian

The number of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) could be much higher than […]
March 16, 2020

Female Genital Mutilation Ban One Step Closer to Becoming Law – Spectrum News 1

FRANKFORT, Ky- A ban on a grotesque practice is one step closer to being law. The House Judiciary […]
March 13, 2020
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New Hampshire House votes to eliminate child marriage – Eagle Times

CONCORD — The New Hampshire House voted Wednesday to raise the age for marriage in the state to […]
March 5, 2020

Judge dismisses most serious remaining charge against doctor accused of genital mutilation – The Detroit News

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the most serious remaining charge against a doctor accused of female genital […]
March 4, 2020
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Courtney Stodden married Doug Hutchison when she was 16. Now it’s over – CNN

(CNN)Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison stirred controversy when they married in 2011. She was 16 at the time, […]
March 2, 2020

House Unanimously Pass Bill Explicitly Banning Female Genital Mutilation in Wyoming – Oil City News

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 127 on third reading during their Thursday, Feb. […]
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