AHA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is committed to preserving, protecting, and promoting Western freedoms and ideals.

We stand up for universal human rights and oppose tyranny in all its forms, whether it comes from oppressive traditions such as female genital mutilation, honor violence, and child/forced marriage, illiberal ideologies shutting down free speech and inquiry on campus and beyond, or Islamist extremism.

We believe that Western values and ideals apply to and protect everyone. We champion a world defined by liberty for all.


Ayaan Hirsi Ali established AHA Foundation to put the ideas she writes and speaks about into practice.


MEET OUR FOUNDER

AHA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is committed to preserving, protecting, and promoting Western freedoms and ideals.

We stand up for universal human rights and oppose tyranny in all its forms, whether it comes from oppressive traditions such as female genital mutilation, honor violence, and child/forced marriage, illiberal ideologies shutting down free speech and inquiry on campus and beyond, or Islamist extremism.

We believe that Western values and ideals apply to and protect everyone. We champion a world defined by liberty for all.

 


Ayaan Hirsi Ali established AHA Foundation to put the ideas she writes and speaks about into practice.



MEET OUR FOUNDER

Why Support AHA Foundation

The work of AHA Foundation is more relevant and critical than ever. In the U.S. and across the world, Western freedoms and ideals are under threat. From the harm caused by oppressive traditions like female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage, the authoritarianism of illiberal ideologies, and Islamist violence, the foundations of our society are rupturing, while many stand by silently as they watch our hard-won freedoms slipping away.

AHA Foundation refuses to remain silent. We have over 15 years of expertise and a proven track record in protecting women’s rights, defending free speech, and exposing Islamist extremism. We are the national leader in tackling FGM.

As a non-partisan organization, we believe that these fights can be won only when we stand together, regardless of our political affiliations. By standing with us, you support a vision of a world where universal human rights reign supreme over tyranny, tribalism, and oppression of all kinds.

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  • Eric Schmidt

    I don’t see how anyone who believes in the rule of law and women's rights could do anything other than support efforts to end female genital mutilation, forced marriage, and honor killings - practices that have no place in the 21st century.”

    Eric Schmidt
    AHA Foundation Supporter and Former CEO and Executive Chairman of Google
  • Salman Rushdie

    Free societies are societies in motion, and with motion comes friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom’s existence. Totalitarian societies seek to replace the many truths of freedom by the one truth of power, be it secular or religious; to halt the motion of society, to snuff out its spark. Unfreedom’s primary purpose is invariably to shackle the mind.”

    Salman Rushdie
    International Conference on Freedom of Expression, Washington D.C., April 1992.

Why Support AHA Foundation

The work of AHA Foundation is more relevant and critical than ever. In the U.S. and across the world, Western freedoms and ideals are under threat. From the harm caused by oppressive traditions like female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage, the authoritarianism of illiberal ideologies, and Islamist violence, the foundations of our society are rupturing, while many stand by silently as they watch our hard-won freedoms slipping away.

AHA Foundation refuses to remain silent. We have over 15 years of expertise and a proven track record in protecting women’s rights, defending free speech, and exposing Islamist extremism. We are the national leader in tackling FGM.

As a non-partisan organization, we believe that these fights can be won only when we stand together, regardless of our political affiliations. By standing with us, you support a vision of a world where universal human rights reign supreme over tyranny, tribalism, and oppression of all kinds.

_____________

  • Eric Schmidt

    I don’t see how anyone who believes in the rule of law and women's rights could do anything other than support efforts to end female genital mutilation, forced marriage, and honor killings - practices that have no place in the 21st century.”

    Eric Schmidt
    AHA Foundation Supporter and Former CEO and Executive Chairman of Google
  • Salman Rushdie

    Free societies are societies in motion, and with motion comes friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom’s existence. Totalitarian societies seek to replace the many truths of freedom by the one truth of power, be it secular or religious; to halt the motion of society, to snuff out its spark. Unfreedom’s primary purpose is invariably to shackle the mind.”

    Salman Rushdie
    International Conference on Freedom of Expression, Washington D.C., April 1992.

Impact


THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, THE FIGHT GOES ON



1

First U.S. helpline to address honor violence


3

National conferences on honor violence


4

Federal bills on FGM and honor violence


20

Critical Thinking Fellowships active on campuses


34

State bills on FGM, child marriage and domestic violence


369

Women and girls directly served


3428

Frontline service providers trained


More than 1 million

People engaged in campus program events