Ayaan Hirsi Ali and AHA Foundation in the News


February 28, 2019

Female Genital Mutilation Remains Legal Across Most Of Region While Idaho Eyes Legislation – Wyoming Public Media

Idaho may soon follow Colorado’s lead and pass legislation banning female genital mutilation. Late last year, a federal […]
February 28, 2019

Utah lawmaker files bill to stop genital mutilation on girls as young as 2 years old – KUTV

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Girls as young as two years old are being forced into genital mutilation […]
February 7, 2019

Ohio now 28th state to criminalize female genital mutilation as CDC estimates 24,320 are at risk – News5Cleveland

The image above is a stock image. CLEVELAND — Wednesday, Feb. 6 is International Day of Zero Tolerance […]
January 22, 2019

Advocates slam thousands of child marriages in U.S., demand Congress act – NBC News

The image above is a stock image. When Fraidy Reiss took on stopping child marriages in the United […]
January 11, 2019

Federal Loophole Enables Child Marriage in the U.S. – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Friday, January 11, 2019 Federal Loophole Enables Child Marriage in the U.S. […]
December 19, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Firing Line, exposing the issue of female […]
December 18, 2018

We need a better definition of ‘refugee’ – The Washington Post

Our Founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about refugees system and global asylum. […]
December 6, 2018

With female genital mutilation ban gone, we need new legislation to protect at-risk girls – USA Today

For more than two decades, underage girls in this country have been federally protected from the horrific practice […]
November 27, 2018

‘US is moving backwards’: female genital mutilation ruling a blow to girls at risk – The Guardian

A historic ruling that declared unconstitutional a US law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), and dropped key charges against practitioners […]
November 26, 2018

Ruling in genital mutilation case shocks women’s advocates – Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Women’s rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this […]
October 31, 2018

Chandler pushes bill to prosecute female mutilation – Telegram & Gazette

BOSTON — It was 1988 in Sierra Leone, Africa. Four blindfolded sisters under the age of 18, the […]
September 26, 2018

Mutilated brides fetch higher price, group claims – The Detroit News

Detroit — Grooms pay more money for brides who have undergone female genital mutilation, a religious practice central to […]
September 20, 2018

This Dangerous Bill in California Must Be Stopped

This summer, the California state legislature passed SB 273, a bill that was originally created to ban marriage […]
August 11, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Firing Line, exposing the issue of female […]
June 21, 2018

The Horrors of Honor Violence in the West – the Algemeiner

The photo above is a stock photo and not the girl in the story. She was a 15-year-old […]
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