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October 6, 2021

Our Reaction to the First Federal FGM Case Dismissal: We Lost a Battle, But Are Resolute in Winning This War

10-06-2021 United States of America v. Nagarwala, et al (17-20274) Eastern District of Michigan United States District Court […]
October 6, 2021

Take Action: Demand Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.

Updated 10-06-2021 10 states plus Washington, D.C. in the U.S. still do not have any laws protecting girls […]
October 6, 2021

Counselor at AHA Foundation on Girls Facing Abuse: “The circumstances they endure can often be life or death”

For a girl who has been surrounded her whole life by family and friends who shame and threaten her, AHA Foundation case managers working at our Helpline can be the first to offer support. These case managers’ impact on the lives of at-risk girls is immeasurable, and few know this better than Egypt Leithman.
September 9, 2021

Ibn Warraq, the Godfather Of the Ex-Muslim Movement, Speaks About Future Dangers of Islamism On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

09/09/2021 Ibn Warraq is the author of many books on Islam, from his 1995 classic Why I Am […]
September 9, 2021

Asra Nomani Always Considered Herself a Muslim Reformer. 9/11 Showed Her That She Needed to do More

09/09/2021 Asra Nomani has always considered herself a Muslim reformer. For more than 20 years, she has pushed […]
August 2, 2021

Longest-Standing CTF Fellow Pursues a “Freerer” World Through AHA’s Campus Program

August 3, 2021 It’s been almost four years since the inception of AHA Foundation’s campus program, the Critical […]
July 29, 2021

AHA Foundation’s Interns Dedicate Summer to Fighting Gender-Based Violence

August 3, 2021 While many of their classmates are enjoying time off of school, AHA Foundation interns have […]
June 25, 2021

“I Joined AHA Foundation to Give A Voice to Liberal Values”

When Ayaan Hirsi Ali first appeared in major news outlets, Debra Coplan paid only a little attention to […]
June 24, 2021

“As a Muslim Woman, I Was Told What To Do, What To Think, and Never To Question Islam—I Was Indoctrinated,” CTF Fellow Discusses Leaving Islam

Growing up, Hanna Nour always questioned misogynistic practices within her religion. The older she grew, the more questions […]
May 25, 2021

Indiana State Senator Elizabeth Brown Passes A+ FGM Legislation in Her State

In most of the states where AHA Foundation works, we see unanimous support for outlawing female genital mutilation […]
May 25, 2021

“I never thought I’d be working to end child marriage right here in the U.S.”

Seeing the effects of child marriage first-hand early in her career, AHA Foundation’s Brooke Bumgarner found a calling […]
April 21, 2021

Fight Against Child Marriage in the U.S. at a Crossroads

For years, AHA Foundation has demanded zero tolerance for child marriage across the country. During this time, most […]
April 20, 2021

Flemming Rose on Hate Speech, Self Censorship and Emerging Totalitarian Impulses Within Todays’ Democracies

Since 2005, when he published several controversial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, Rose has been on the receiving […]
April 19, 2021

Help Decide the Future of Child Marriage and Other Dangerous Practices in the U.S.

As hard as it is to believe, children are married every day in the U.S.  Nearly 300,000 children […]
March 24, 2021

CTF Fellow Fights for Broader Free Speech Protection at UConn and Other Universities

03/24/2021 Freedom of speech continues to be a source of heated debate on many college campuses in North […]