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October 17, 2018

Doctoral Student Calls Out Dangerous Gap in U.S. Psychology Programs

Sheriece Hooks is currently a student in clinical psychology, and holds both a M.A. in clinical psychology from […]
October 15, 2018

Federal Loophole Responsible for Countless Child Marriages in the U.S.

The United States Department of State calls child marriage “gender-based violence.”  The United States Agency for International Development […]
October 9, 2018

After Surviving Rape and Child Marriage, Sherry Johnson Strives to Protect Children

My name is Sherry Johnson. I was raised and still live in Florida. That is where I survived […]
September 26, 2018

Update on the First Female Genital Mutilation Case in the U.S. – AHA Foundation Files Amicus Brief After Defense Challenges Constitutionality of Anti-FGM Law

AHA Foundation filed an Amicus Curiae Brief this week in support of the federal anti-FGM law after defense […]
September 20, 2018

The U.S. Keeps Turning a Blind Eye to Child Marriage at Home

Child marriage remains legal in 48 states. Delaware and New Jersey recently passed legislation that prohibits marriage before […]
September 4, 2018

AHA Foundation Builds Bipartisan Coalition, Urges Congress to Add Protections Against FGM to VAWA

This summer, the AHA Foundation formed and led a bipartisan network of women’s organizations and survivor/advocates to push […]
August 28, 2018

Another Case of Honor Violence Takes Lives in Texas

To respect confidentiality of the survivor, those imaged above are neither the perpetrator nor survivor described in this […]
August 24, 2018

Critical Thinking Unit Counters the Dangerous Echo Chamber of Ideas at U.S. Campuses

Julia O’Donnell joined the AHA Foundation as Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) Campus Program Coordinator in late 2017, during […]
July 19, 2018

Child Abuse Expert on Pediatrician’s Role in Preventing Female Genital Mutilation in the United States

Dr. Frasier is an internationally recognized child abuse expert. As one of few medical experts in the United […]
July 17, 2018

Dr. Manea Exposes the Mainstreaming of Islamism

PD. Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specialized on the Middle East, a writer, and a […]
June 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Campus Program Fellows Promote Free Thinking on U.S. Campuses – One Event At A Time

Madeleine Hubbard is a rising junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying Journalism and Political Science. In […]
June 19, 2018

Critical Thinking Unit Fellow Wins FIRE Award

We are proud to announce that Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) fellow Natalie Bao Tram Le, of Harvard University, […]
June 18, 2018

Survivor of FGM, Assita Kanko, Fights for Human Rights for Everyone

Blog is based on past interviews and conversations with Assita Kanko. “Loneliness, the smell of the place where […]
May 25, 2018

Why Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S. Must Be a Bipartisan Effort

 Representative Chang with the bipartisan group that worked to pass Michigan’s anti-FGM legislation. The AHA Foundation is unfortunately […]
May 18, 2018

Why A “Ritual Nick” Is a Smoke Screen for Female Genital Mutilation

At the AHA Foundation we emphasize the need for a zero tolerance approach to ending FGM. There is […]