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March 28, 2018

Penn State Students Fight to End FGM From Their Classrooms

A group of talented and determined students from Penn State’s Dickinson Law have taken up the challenge of […]
March 27, 2018

A Survivor Shares: When Female Genital Cutting Occurs, Childhood Ends and Trauma Begins

** Please note the photo above is a stock photo and not a photo of the survivor. It […]
February 20, 2018

By Educating Legislators Across the Nation, Alex Still Helps Protect Girls in the U.S. from FGM

AHA Foundation: Alexandra Still is a Research Assistant to Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the Hoover Institution. Alex researches cultural […]
February 20, 2018

AHA Foundation Campus Program Fellow Breaks Silence About FGM at Vassar College

Grace Roebuck is a sophomore at Vassar College studying Psychology and is a Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) Fellow, […]
February 20, 2018

Muhammad Fraser-Rahim Counters Extremism From Within

  Muhammad Fraser-Rahim is the Executive Director of North America for Quilliam International. He is an expert on […]
January 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Intern Shares Her Experience of Working to Make the U.S. a Safer Place to Be a Girl

After two years of working with the AHA Foundation, our intern Bree Dyer is leaving for another work […]
January 25, 2018

Survivor of a Forced Marriage, Fraidy Reiss, Works to End Child Marriage in America’s Neighborhoods

Fraidy Reiss is the Founder and Executive Director of Unchained At Last, the AHA Foundation’s sister organization that […]
January 23, 2018

AHA Foundation’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

With the new year, we invite you to look back with us and catch up on the AHA […]
December 20, 2017

AHA Foundation 2017 Annual Report
Celebrating 10 Years of Life-Saving Work
and Revealing the Vision for the Next Ten Years

Ten years ago, Ayaan Hirsi Ali founded the AHA Foundation to protect women and girls from honor violence […]
December 12, 2017

Dr. Mwangi-Powell Leads African Anti-FGM Initiative, Believes the Practice Can be Stopped in One Generation

Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell, MSc, Ph.D., is the Global Director for The Girl Generation, a ten-country social change communication […]
December 11, 2017

Trapped in A Marriage with an Al-Qaeda Operative, Yasmine Fought Back for the Sake of Her Daughter

Yasmine Mohammed is an Arab-Canadian college instructor, activist, podcaster and writer. Yasmine shares her story of growing up […]
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 […]