Help End Early and Forced Marriage by Supporting the Grassroots

  The numbers are staggering. Every year, 10 million girls under the age of 18 enter early and forced marriages, usually to men much older than they are. By becoming a child bride, a girl gets nearly every odd stacked against her. This epidemic received much-needed attention last month during the first-ever International Day of…

Uruguayan House of Representatives Allows Abortion up to 12 Weeks, but Imposes Other Barriers

Last night, as midnight approached, Uruguay’s House of Representatives voted 50-49 to allow abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed into law by President José Mujica before the end of the year. The bill is far from what many…