February 25, 2020

‘I Had No Idea I Was an FGM Survivor Until a Nurse Asked During a Routine Screening’ – Global Citizen

Just imagine yourself as a 7-year-old child on an ordinary day, playing outside, and suddenly being grabbed by […]
February 24, 2020

Egypt to try doctor, parents for female genital mutilation – Associated Press

SAMY MAGDY (AP) — Egypt’s chief prosecutor Saturday referred a physician to criminal trial for allegedly mutilating the […]
February 19, 2020

France’s Macron announces ‘crack down’ on ‘Islamist separatism’ – EuroNews

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday that France would crack down on Islamist separatism and would end […]
February 18, 2020
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‘We don’t want our girls to get married’: Push to raise wedding age to 18 – Minnesota Star Tribune

An effort to raise Minnesota’s legal marriage age to 18 without exception appears to be gaining traction at […]
February 13, 2020

Bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming defeated in the House – Casper Star Tribune

CHEYENNE — For the second straight year, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a bill to restrict […]
February 11, 2020

Female genital mutilation is a chronic global problem. It demands a global response – Euronews

In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set out a “blueprint to […]
February 5, 2020

Take Action: Demand Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.

15 states in the U.S. still do not have any laws protecting girls from this child abuse. With […]
January 31, 2020

Advocates push for anti-female genital mutilation law; Mass. one of 15 states without protections

Beacon Hill lawmakers and advocates seeking to end the practice of female genital mutilation or cutting were anxiously […]
January 28, 2020
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Increasing resilience is key to overcoming adversity, author says – Colorado Arts and Science Magazine

Ayaan Hirsi Ali says people who view themselves as victims are holding themselves and society back, and she […]
January 27, 2020
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I Turned My Child Marriage Trauma into Activism – Yes Magazine

Growing up, I had the same dream many little girls do—of a wedding full of love, pretty flowers, […]
January 27, 2020

Parents jailed over female genital mutilation of daughter – The Irish Times

A married couple convicted of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of their daughter in the first case of […]
January 26, 2020

January Newsletter: Ayaan’s first event of the year, CTU fellow uses platform to educate about FGM, Most shared blogs of 2019

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I hope your new year is off to a great start. I kicked off […]
January 23, 2020

KY takes step to ban female genital mutilation – Kentucky General Assembly Legislative News Releases

Frankfort – The state Senate unanimously approved legislation today that would ban female genital mutilation. “This is a […]
January 16, 2020

Bill banning female genital mutilation advances in Senate – WQTV

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A bill that would make female genital mutilation (FGM) illegal was introduced and passed […]
January 14, 2020

Female genital mutilation bill introduced in KY – Wave3 News

(WAVE) – Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would outlaw female genital mutilation. A similar bill […]
January 6, 2020

Human rights activist, Islam critic to speak this month at CU Boulder – DailyCamera

A human rights activist and outspoken critic of Islam will speak this month at the University of Colorado […]
December 16, 2019

2019 Impact Report Video

During this time of reflection on the past year, we look back at the challenges we have overcome […]
December 12, 2019

‘Big Sisters’ ride to rescue of Nepali child brides – Reuters

SURKHET, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – If it wasn’t for her self-annointed “Big Sister”, Punam Pun Magar would […]
December 10, 2019

The 12 States That Risk Becoming Destinations for Performing FGM

Twelve states and Washington, D.C. continuously fail to protect women and girls from female genital mutilation (FGM). Horrifically, […]
December 5, 2019

Advocates push to outlaw child marriage in Michigan, citing sexual abuse concerns – Michigan Advance

The state Legislature has yet to take up a bipartisan bill package that would outlaw child marriages by […]
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