April 19, 2021

Help Decide the Future of Child Marriage and Other Dangerous Practices in the U.S.

As hard as it is to believe, children are married every day in the U.S.  Nearly 300,000 children […]
April 16, 2021

Indiana poised to ban cultural practice of female genital mutilation – The Times of Northwest Indiana

Indiana is set to become the 40th state to criminalize the practice of female genital mutilation. The General […]
April 6, 2021

Context Beyond the Headlines Interviews AHA Senior Director Amanda Parker on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s day, the Canadian news program Context Beyond the Headlines interviewed AHA’s Senior Director Amanda Parker. […]
March 24, 2021

The Toll of Female Genital Mutilation Through the Eyes of an Award-Winning Photographer and FGM Survivor

03/24/2021 Discussing female genital mutilation (FGM) and seeing visuals that depict the practice can be uncomfortable for many […]
March 23, 2021

Egypt’s Senate approves new anti-FGM bill – Egypt Today

CAIRO – 21 March 2021: Egypt’s Senate (the Upper House of the Parliament), chaired by Speaker Counselor Abdel, […]
March 14, 2021

March Newsletter: Egyptian photographer talks about her award-winning photo es; CTU fellow describes his fight for freedom of speech at UConn

Discussing female genital mutilation (FGM) can be uncomfortable for many people, and seeing visuals that depict the practice […]
February 17, 2021

A new attempt to end child marriage in New Hampshire – Concord Monitor

Dawn Tyree was a child back in 1985 when she married the man who impregnated her. A couple […]
February 17, 2021

2 million FGM cases may occur over next decade due to COVID-19: UN – National Herald

Two million additional cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may occur over the next decade as COVID-19 “shutters […]
January 21, 2021

Despite Federal Ban, Girls Are Still in Danger in States Without Legislation for Female Genital Mutilation

Jan. 22, 2021 Just this month, the STOP FGM Act of 2020 was signed into law, providing protection […]
January 14, 2021

Woman Indicted By Federal Grand Jury in FBI’s First-Ever Charges for Transporting a Child Outside of U.S. For FGM

For the first time ever, charges have been brought against someone for allegedly transporting a child outside of […]
January 7, 2021

U.S. toughens ban on ‘abhorrent’ female genital mutilation – Reuters

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United States has toughened its ban on the “abhorrent practice” of female genital […]
January 5, 2021

Is The Pandemic Causing A Surge In Female Genital Mutilation? – NPR

In early December, Christine Ghati Alfons taught a menstrual hygiene class to a group of girls, 10 to […]
December 18, 2020

Congress delivers an early holiday gift to women and girls in America – The Hill

Congress delivered a long-overdue holiday gift to thousands of young women and girls in the United States. The […]
December 17, 2020

The President Should Sign the Bill Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation – National Review

A rare worthwhile bipartisan bill has passed Congress that will outlaw female genital mutilation as a matter of federal law. […]
December 14, 2020

Almost 2,000 FGM cases identified in Germany last year – Deutsche Welle

A rights group found evidence of 2,000 women, including some 200 minors, in Germany last year who underwent […]
December 10, 2020

Anonymous App To Help End FGM In Kenya – Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday said the government is considering adopting the use of […]
December 9, 2020

Sudan says it will stamp out child marriage and enforce ban on FGM – The Guardian

Sudanese authorities have announced they will end child marriage and enforce the country’s ban on female genital mutilation […]
December 9, 2020

Irish-Somali activist Ifrah Ahmed on her FGM mission of hope – The Times

Last January, a married couple from Dublin were jailed for the genital mutilation of their infant daughter. The […]
November 20, 2020

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks with FGM Survivor Assita Kanko in “Lessons Learned: European Values Vs Islamism” – The Hoover Institution

Assita Kanko, MEP and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discussed Lessons Learned: European Values vs. Islamism in a video put […]
November 13, 2020

7 arrested in Narok after morning crackdown on FGM perpetrators – KBC News

Narok South Deputy County Commissioner Felix Kisalu said the seven, five girls and two women who were arrested […]
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