August 31, 2020

Outcry Grows as Somalia’s Parliament Considers Bill Allowing Child Marriage – Time

(JOHANNESBURG) — An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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 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 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. […]
February 26, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Life Story Inspires a Supporter from Massachusetts to Take Action

Michael Cavallo is a Massachusetts resident and local climate change activist. He saw his state was lacking protections […]
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 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.

11 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

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 […]
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