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June 18, 2019

On a Mission: Senator Davis of Arkansas Helps Pass One of the Strongest FGM Bans in the U.S.

Soon after she was elected to office in May 2018, Senator Breanne Davis worked closely with AHA Foundation […]
June 17, 2019

30 States Have Inadequate Anti-FGM Legislation. Here’s What They Can Do to Make the Grade.

Over the past two decades, the number of girls estimated to have undergone or be at risk of […]
June 5, 2019

AHA Fellow on Hosting Campus Events Despite Protests and Pushback

Mohamed Ali is a sophomore at the University of Rochester studying physics and philosophy. He joined the Critical […]
June 5, 2019

Founding Member of the U.K.’s National FGM Centre Uses Her Expertise to Help Girls in the U.S.

Lisa Brett is a Senior Consultant for AHA Foundation. She previously worked in manufacturing before joining the Voluntary […]
April 30, 2019

AHA Foundation’s Amanda Parker Calls for Gender Equality Under the Law

The rights and safety of women should not be left to the interpretations of individuals or changing attitudes; […]
April 29, 2019

Dr. Ottenheimer, a Gynecologist on the Frontline of Helping Female Genital Mutilation Survivors

Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer is one of the few doctors in the U.S. who specialize in care to survivors […]
April 29, 2019

Naila Amin, Forced Marriage Survivor, Uses Her Past Experiences to Drive Her Activism

 AHA Foundation: When you were 15 years old, your parents brought you to Pakistan and there, you […]
April 12, 2019

Feats and frustrations: 2019 developments in the battle against FGM

A major setback at the federal level after the Department of Justice declines to appeal the recent U.S. […]
March 25, 2019

A Passion Born From a Girl Scout Project Keeps New Hampshire Representative Levesque Fighting to End Child Marriage in the United States

Just a few years ago Rep. Levesque was a teenager who dedicated her Girl Scout Gold Award project […]
March 21, 2019

AHA Foundation Campus Fellows Share How They Expand Students’ Horizons on North American Universities

The Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) works to alert and activate students about dangerous traditional practices such as female genital […]
March 19, 2019

New Federal Legislation Will Curb Thousands of Child Marriages in the U.S.

Senators introduce legislation that would eliminate an immigration visa loophole that enables child marriage. AHA Foundation calls on […]
March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day – A Day of Celebration and Renewed Commitment

The fight against women’s oppression and abuse is not a thing of the past. Even in the Western […]
February 26, 2019

How One Person Can Spark a Lasting Change – A Social Worker from Connecticut Shares Lessons in Successful Advocacy

Brian Donahue, a social worker from Connecticut and a parent of three children, spends his free time advocating […]
February 26, 2019

Nicholas Syrett Exposes Forgotten History of Child Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett is a Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the chair of the department […]
February 6, 2019

Cutting Away the Sexual Ferocity of Babies; A Blog by CTU Fellow on Zero Tolerance Policies for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Grace Roebuck is a junior at Vassar College and a fellow of AHA Foundation campus program, Critical Thinking […]
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