Preventing Violence. Ending Shame. Reclaiming Honor.

Preventing Violence.
Ending Shame.
Reclaiming Honor.

The AHA Foundation is the leading organization working to end honor violence that shames, hurts or kills thousands of women and girls in the US each year, and puts millions more at risk.


AHA also works to elevate the status of women and girls globally, so they can create peace and prosperity
for themselves, their communities and the world.


The AHA Foundation’s work is built on the belief that there is no culture, tradition or religion that justifies violence against women and girls.

OUR MISSION PILLARS


Intervene


Direct support for women and girls facing honor violence, FGM and forced marriage in the US

Influence


Speak out about gender-based violence and oppression through advocacy and awareness raising

Inform


Provide training to service providers to recognize and respond appropriately to honor violence

Investigate


Gather data to inform and strengthen our work

The work of the AHA Foundation

is more relevant and critical than ever.


Global events point to horrifying accounts of culturally-motivated abuse and murder of women and girls around the world.

The work of the AHA Foundation

is more relevant and critical than ever.


Global events point to horrifying accounts of culturally-motivated abuse and murder of women and girls around the world.


Here in the U.S., the number of women and girls experiencing honor violence, coercion and oppression is rising at an alarming rate.

Supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment fuels the AHA Foundation’s work to help women escape abusive relationships and gain more life choices.

In 2015, the AHA Foundation will activate its new strategic plan to build on the impact of its award-winning work and expand its advocacy efforts, create a helpline for survivors, and launch a women’s leadership program.



“…Because I was born a woman, I could never become an adult. I would always be a minor, my decisions made for me. I would always be a unit in a vast beehive. I might have a decent life, but I would be dependent—always—on someone treating me well… I wanted to make my own decisions. I wanted to become a person, an individual, with a life of my own.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, founder of the AHA Foundation