With the new year, we invite you to look back with us and catch up on the AHA Foundation’s most popular blog articles of 2016 as determined by you, our readers:

Sarah Haider, Co-Founder of Ex-Muslims in North America, Shares Her Transition to Atheism and the Need to Look Up to Fathers who Champion Women’s Rights

sarah best of 2016

What you said: “Love these strong women. Great role models.” (Dharris)


Once “a Shell of a Person Living in a Haze” of Forced Marriage, Nina Van Harn Fights Back and Wins the First Case of Forced Marriage Annulment in the State of Michigan

Nina-Van-Harn best of 2016

What you said: “God Bless you Nina! And your lawyer too — we need more lawyers like him. Congrats on the win.” (Charlotte)


“I heard things I could not imagine:” a Kenyan Activist Reveals How He Became a Voice Against FGM

tony-mwebia best of 2016


My Escape from Child Marriage to Freedom

Gabriella-Gillespie best of 2016

What you said: “Grateful to this work hard to end the oppression!” (Eleanor)


Ayaan Honored with the New-York Historical Society Award, Participates in a Heated Debate at the Women in the World Summit

ayaan best of 2016

What you said: “You are a true inspiration Ayaan.” (Renee)


If you’d like to read more articles, we invite you to check out some of our other popular posts from this past year:

Five Questions About Forced Marriage You Were Afraid to Ask

A Filmmaker Stands Up to Honor Violence: An Interview with Vibha Gulati

Five Myths About Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Modern-day slavery: Understanding the intersection of forced marriage and human trafficking

Ayaan’s Bravery Inspires a Room Full of Lions

January 24, 2017

AHA’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

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Amidst Torrential Rainfall and Floods, 10,000 People Show Up to Hear Ayaan Speak at MPSF Speaker Series in California

Earlier this month, AHA Foundation's program manager Kendall had an opportunity to listen to Ayaan give a speech […]
December 22, 2016

2016 Annual Report

From Ayaan’s vision of a future where women and girls are free to live lives of their own […]
December 13, 2016

Khadija Gbla, Survivor of Female Genital Mutilation, Turned Her Anger with Injustice Into Action to Protect Girls at Risk of FGM

Since she was only 13 years old, FGM survivor Khadija Gbla has been an outspoken advocate working to […]
December 11, 2016

At InHer Circle Discussion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Shares the Choice That Fuels the Mission of Her Life’s Work

Recently, AHA Foundation founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, sat down for a discussion with former CNN Chief White House […]