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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 […]
May 2, 2018

Stand Up for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation

Last year, the FBI arrested a doctor near Detroit who allegedly cut the genitals of as many as […]
April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Therapist on Her Clients Journeys to Overcome Stigma and Fear of Seeking Help

Every month, dozens of people reach out to AHA Foundation for help. They are people who have survived […]
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 our Program and Policy Associate. Alex researches cultural practices that harm women and girls in […]
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 […]