The Columbia Chronicle

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

Family, medical leave should not be an ‘FML’

April 11, 2016

Family and medical leave policies in the United States have historically been inadequate, especially compared with those of other countries, such as the United Kingdom.New York recently took a step toward the international standard of family and medical leave by passing a law as part of its March 31 budget that entitles full-time and part-time workers to 12 weeks of paid leave if they have been with a business for at least s...

Congressman Bobby Rush met with high school students at Mikva Challenge’s Youth Voice Congress on Feb. 6 to discuss economic improvement ideas.

City leaders propose ideas to support ‘black futures’

February 15, 2016

More than 400 high school students from across Chicago packed into the Jones College Prep High School auditorium Feb. 6 for the Youth Voice Congress, where students met with their peers and elected officia...

Anonymous Donor

Conceiving identities

April 14, 2014

When I was 7 years old, my father told me I was conceived through an anonymous sperm donation.As he told me the story of where I came from, the scene became burned in my memory like an acid-etched plat...

Seagoing clinic attempts to aid Moroccan women

By Tyler Davis

October 15, 2012

The Dutch human rights group Women on Waves was stopped from docking its ship in Morocco Oct. 4 because it intended to provide abortions to Moroccan women by taking them to international waters to circumvent the country’s strict abortion laws.The group has received worldwide attention for helping women safely circumvent anti-abortion laws instead of resorting to dangerous alternatives.There are approximately 600–800 illegal ab...

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