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November 22, 2017

Activist and Survivor of FGM, F.A. Cole, Refuses to be Silent About the Night She was Mutilated

F.A. Cole is an award-winning author, speaker, and anti-FGM activist. At 11 years old, she was forced to […]
November 21, 2017

Not Comfortable with How Female Genital Mutilation is Shown in Photos, A Swedish Photographer Applies a New Approach

Elisabeth Ubbe is an award-winning photojournalist who strives to highlight issues that are taboo to create conversation and […]
November 1, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Awarded the Oxi Day Courage Award

We are proud to share that our Founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was awarded the Oxi Day Courage Award […]
October 30, 2017

Representative Dave Trott Fights for Stronger Legislation Against Female Genital Mutilation, “I want to ensure our girls are safe”

The AHA Foundation was honored to sit down with Representative Dave Trott’s office last month to discuss the […]
October 30, 2017

William and Mary Law Professor Warns Child Marriage Robs American Youth of Education and Prosperity

This month, the AHA Foundation spoke with William & Mary Law Professor, Vivian Hamilton. Professor Hamilton received her […]
October 30, 2017

Award-winning Playwright Tackles Ideas of Free Speech and Dangers of Extremism

Natalie Menna is an actress and the playwright of the award-winning play Committed, a historical fiction depicting the […]
October 19, 2017

AHA Foundation $1 Million Challenge

This year, at the AHA Foundation, we are celebrating our tenth year of breaking the silence, protecting liberty, […]
September 20, 2017

Update on the First Female Genital Mutilation Case in the U.S. – Trial Postponed as More Charged in Case

Theodore Levin Courthouse, Detroit, Michigan. Photo by: C Hanchey and can be found here. United States of America v. […]
September 20, 2017

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow is Not Afraid to Do the Right Thing to Combat Forced Marriage

Laura Vidal, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow Laura Vidal is a Social Worker with a Masters in Human […]
September 20, 2017

After Honor Killing of Noor Almaleki, Ending Honor Violence in the U.S. Became Detective Boughey’s Life Purpose

This month, the AHA Foundation sat down with Detective Chris Boughey of the Peoria Police Department to discuss […]
August 23, 2017

AHA Supporter Appeals to Miami Herald, Brings Attention To Child Marriage in Florida

Pictured from right to left is our Senior Director, Amanda Parker, with Members of World Wings including Alicia […]
August 23, 2017

Representative Heather Sirocki of Maine and Why the Bill Against Female Genital Mutilation Keeps Being Shot Down in Her State

This month, the AHA Foundation sat down with Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki, who has served the Scarborough […]
August 23, 2017

Survivor of Female Genital Mutilation Pleads to Other Parents to Have Mercy on Their Girls

It is the recovery room in a hospital in Egypt. The girl is six or seven years old. […]
July 19, 2017

American Psychotherapist Devotes Her Career to Helping Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) Heal From Trauma

Psychotherapist, Joanna Vergoth, has advocated against FGM for over 15 years. The AHA Foundation had the pleasure to […]
July 19, 2017

While His State Makes the News Due to Cases of Genital Mutilation, This Michigan Physician Argues for Cutting Off the Roots of the Practice

Dr. Mohammed Arsiwala is a board certified internist who practices urgent care medicine in Southeast Michigan. He is […]