Female genital mutilation
Figures indicate that around 38 cases of child abuse associated with faith or belief are reported every week.
"We're sending a clear message that every girl, no matter where she's born, has a right to live free of violence," said Representative Lois Frankel, speaking of female genital mutilation.
Recent estimates show that more than 200 million women and children around the world have undergone FGM.
Newsweek sat down with Nice Nailantei Leng'ete, a 27-year-old woman from Kenya, who is changing the lives of thousands of young girls.
It's estimated more than 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are either victims of female genital mutilation or are at risk of being subjected to it—up threefold since 1990, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Dr. Fakhruddin Attar was accused of allowing Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to perform FGM surgeries at his office in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Both doctors and parents forcing children to undergo the procedure will face up to 15 years in prison.
The killers lure their victims abroad, knowing that they're more likely to get away with the crime.
The doctor is accused of performing FGM on two 7-year-old girls.
More than 200 million women and girls have undergone the practice around the world.
Twelve women suspected to have carried out the ritual, which involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia, have been arrested as the police investigate the case.
Painful and psychologically traumatic, breast ironing is impossible to forget, as one victim tells Newsweek.
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"Every time it's done to a girl their lives are changed forever," the Senate minority leader said.
FGM has been a criminal offense in the U.K. since 1985 but nobody has been convicted.
Russia's prosecutor calls for investigation into reports of female genital mutilation in the region.
Elhamy Agina says female genital mutilation should continue because many Egyptian men "are impotent."
The report, published earlier this week, found widespread evidence of FGM in the southern Russian republic.
Raslan Fadl turned himself in last week, more than 18 months after his conviction.
Sky News is under pressure to pull footage of a young Somali girl undergoing FGM.
Mayar Mohamed Mousa's twin sister underwent the procedure before her and survived.
Around 98 percent of Somali girls undergo genital mutilation. Ifrah Ahmed is campaigning to have the practice outlawed.
Female genital mutilation loses support among community's elders.
Somalia has the highest rate of FGM in the world, with 98 percent of females undergoing the practice.
Allowing minimally invasive FGA is "a compromise that respects culture and religion but protects against child abuse."
Around half a million women and girls in the U.S. are at risk from undergoing FGM.
Half of all women and girls who have undergone FGM live in Ethiopia, Egypt and Indonesia.
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Data released Tuesday shows every local government in the U.K. is likely affected by female circumcision practices.
An in-depth report by a research anthropologist in London says that female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent in rural areas of Iran.