#Bans

  • Article: Sudan Bans Female Genital Mutilation in 'Important Step' Toward Reform

    Sudan Bans Female Genital Mutilation in 'Important Step' Toward Reform

    July 13, 2020

    Anyone found guilty of performing the procedure will be subject to three years in prison. Read more

  • Article: Tanzania Is Lifting Discriminatory Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls

    Tanzania Is Lifting Discriminatory Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls

    By Leah Rodriguez|April 8, 2020

    The country issued a letter after activists called on the World Bank to withdraw a loan. Read more

  • Article: Tanzanian Activists Urge World Bank to Halt Loan Over Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban

    Tanzanian Activists Urge World Bank to Halt Loan Over Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban

    By Catherine Caruso|Jan. 27, 2020

    The loan does not ensure pregnant students will be allowed to attend school. Read more

  • Article: Utah Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Children

    Utah Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Children

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 23, 2020

    But religious leaders and family members can still over gay conversion counseling. Read more

  • Article: California Officially Bans Hair Discrimination

    California Officially Bans Hair Discrimination

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 6, 2020

    Policies that ban afros, braids, twists, and locks are now illegal. Read more

  • Article: 8 Women’s Rights Victories the World Celebrated in 2019

    8 Women’s Rights Victories the World Celebrated in 2019

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 18, 2019

    From NASA’s first all-female spacewalk to new policies that ban practices like FGM. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone's Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Is Unlawful, West African States Court Rules

    Sierra Leone's Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Is Unlawful, West African States Court Rules

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 12, 2019

    Pregnant girls could only receive sub-par education in the country for the past four years. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone Law Bans Pregnant Girls From Attending School

    Sierra Leone Law Bans Pregnant Girls From Attending School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 17, 2019

    Advocates say the law shames and blames young girls. Read more