The AHA Foundation

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls from FGM in the United States,” arguing that we need to focus more attention on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Only 26 states ban FGM, although it was made a federal crime in 1996. The United States is currently undergoing its first criminal trial related to FGM. In Detroit, doctors are accused of performing this brutal operation of female circumcision on six- and seven-year-old girls. The accused doctors are part of an India-based Muslim sect, Dawoodi Bohra.

May 21, 2018

FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere – National Review

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls […]
May 21, 2018

Muslims, Islamists, Jihadis: What’s the Difference? Critical Thinking Unit Event

Tomorrow May 22, 2018 our Critical Thinking Unit will be hosting and event on Stanford’s campus! “Muslims, Islamists, […]
May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]
May 18, 2018

Delaware Ends Child Marriage; 49 To Go and Counting – HRW

Heather Barr is a Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. In this piece […]
May 16, 2018

Missouri marriage laws criticized for being lenient – KOMU

JEFFERSON CITY – State lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a marriage bill that has drawn national attention […]
May 14, 2018

Proposal to ban child marriages in Norway – The Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs

We want to send a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that we do not accept people […]
May 11, 2018

She stabbed her husband as he raped her. A court sentenced her to death – CNN

(CNN) A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to […]
May 10, 2018

Delaware Becomes First State to Ban Child Marriage – PBS

On Wednesday, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law a bill setting the minimum marriage age at 18, […]
May 9, 2018

Edmonton film festival to screen North American premiere of FGM documentary – The Edmonton Star

EDMONTON—As 12-year-old Rosie Makore runs across the northern Tanzania Serengeti, she is risking her life and taking a […]
May 7, 2018

British Children Learn the ABCs of FGM to Help End Harmful Practice – VOA News

LONDON —  As teacher Tanya Mathiason flicked through a slideshow to display diagrams of male and female genitalia […]
May 4, 2018

Delaware Expected To Be The First State To Ban Child Marriage Outright – NPR

The Delaware Senate voted unanimously Thursday to become the first state in the U.S. to ban child marriage, […]
May 3, 2018

Psychology and Free Speech – Inside Higher Ed

In this op-ed Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci dive into discussion about controversial topics on college campuses that […]
May 2, 2018

Stand Up for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation

Last year, the FBI arrested a doctor near Detroit who allegedly cut the genitals of as many as […]
May 1, 2018

Tennessee General Assembly passes ban on marriage for those under age 17 – Tennessean

A measure championed by Democrats that bans minors from marrying in Tennessee, later modified by Republicans, passed in the […]
April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Therapist on Her Clients Journeys to Overcome Stigma and Fear of Seeking Help

Every month, dozens of people reach out to AHA Foundation for help. They are people who have survived […]
April 23, 2018

Child Marriage Occurs in the US and Threatens the Wellbeing of Girls and Boys Nationwide, UCLA Researchers Report – Newswise

Newswise — Until now, there’s been inadequate information about whether child marriage is a substantial problem in the […]
April 18, 2018

European Parliament Committee Urges End to Child Marriage – Humans Rights Watch

The European Union could do more to help end child marriage, and members of the European Parliament are […]
April 17, 2018

The Clash of Expression – The Economist

The Economist has published an editorial questioning whether free speech is indeed free in today’s political climate.    […]
April 9, 2018

Will Saudi Arabia Free Its Women? – The Wall Street Journal Full-Text

Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, is in the United Kingdom this week to meet two female […]