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January 26, 2024

What We Remember on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, 2024, marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a […]
January 12, 2024

For the 2024 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, AHA is proud to publish FOUR new legal guides for survivors

Published 2/6/2024 Since 2022, AHA Foundation has worked with Reed Smith LLP and White & Case LLP to […]
January 11, 2024

‘When anything like this happens to a little girl, their lives are forever changed.’ Tamara’s story of surviving child marriage that began when she was 12.

Published 1/12/2024 Tamara is a cult, child marriage, human trafficking, and polygamy survivor, and activist. Below, she describes […]
December 22, 2023

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and AHA Foundation Statement Regarding Hamas’ Rape and Torture of Israeli Women and Girls

Published 12/22/2023 Ayaan Hirsi Ali and AHA Foundation are horrified by Hamas’ brutal terrorist attack of October 7, […]
December 8, 2023

This year, AHA Foundation tended the flame of liberty with your help: AHA’s 2023 achievements

Published 12/8/2023 2023 has been another difficult year for all of us. From the ongoing war in Ukraine […]
December 4, 2023

Mourning for Palestinians and Israelis—and the Possibility of Peace Ended – Yasmine Mohammed on the War in Israel and Gaza

Published 12/4/2023 Yasmine Mohammed is an ex-Muslim human rights activist and a founding member of the AHA-supported anti-Islamist […]
December 4, 2023

“I firmly believe that fostering a culture of open discourse comes from the individual level.” AHA campus program fellow Widener Norris on fighting for free speech at college and beyond.

Published 12/4/2023 Widener Norris, our campus program fellow at the University of Georgia, is passionate about promoting free […]
November 14, 2023

“I weep for Israel and for the Jewish people.” AHA supporter Evelyn Markus gives her insights into the conflict in Israel and Hamas

Published 11/14/2023 Evelyn Markus is a Dutch-born activist against anti-Semitism. The daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors, she made […]
November 6, 2023

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: As my birthday approaches, you can help AHA Foundation to fight the darkness

Published 11/6/2023 Dear Friend, On November 9, we will celebrate World Freedom Day, which marks the fall of […]
November 3, 2023

With AHA Foundation’s help, Dolly escaped forced marriage in Egypt and claimed her freedom: “I can finally be my authentic self.”

Published 11/3/2023 Born into a conservative Egyptian family in Alexandria, Dolly felt trapped. As a lesbian and a […]
October 26, 2023

Read AHA Foundation’s Groundbreaking New Study of FGM/C Trends in the U.S.

Published 10/26/2023 For the past 3 years, Sean Callaghan, a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester in […]
October 26, 2023

Press Release: Groundbreaking New Study Reveals Extent of and Migration Impact on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the U.S.

Published 10/26/2023 AHA Foundation, a leading nonprofit advocating for human rights, gender equality, and freedom of expression, has […]
October 19, 2023

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Conflict in Israel – Articles and Media Appearances

First published 10/19/2023 and updated thereafter Our founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been at the forefront of the […]
October 3, 2023

“We have to share the truth about FGM—the unnecessary pain and trauma it causes. We must help the voiceless to speak. We must educate.” Raha’s inspiring story of surviving FGM and becoming a champion for women’s rights.

Published 10/3/2023 Raha Europ was born to Somalian parents in a Kenyan refugee camp, where she lived until […]
September 28, 2023

Thanks to AHA’s supporters, we achieved a HUGE victory against child marriage in Michigan!

Published 9/29/2023  AHA Foundation is delighted to share the news with you that just days ago, Gretchen Whitmer, […]