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September 19, 2019

No Justice for Victims in First Federal Case Against FGM in the U.S.

AHA Foundation is greatly disappointed to report that the first federal prosecution of allegedly performing female genital mutilation […]
September 18, 2019

How I became a Stepmom and Wife at 15 in America

At the age of 15, Genevieve was forced into a marriage against her will. Now in her 30s, […]
August 26, 2019

Our Message at 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting: “Ban FGM in the U.S. by 2020”

On August 14th, 2019, Senior Director, Amanda Parker, spoke to state legislators at the 46th American Legislative Exchange […]
August 15, 2019

AHA Foundation’s Helpline Ensures Girls Seeking Safety From Abuse Are Not Alone

For over a decade, AHA Foundation has worked to achieve its mission by providing direct assistance through our […]
August 14, 2019

My urgent message to legislators at the 46th ALEC Annual Conference

Ban Female Genital Mutilation by 2020 * The ALEC annual meeting took place August 14-16, 2019 Today in […]
July 22, 2019

Rep. Maloney Steps in to Defend Federal Anti-FGM Law

First elected to Congress in 1992 to serve the state of New York, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) […]
July 18, 2019

Top Three Reasons to Join AHA Foundation Campus Program

Are you thinking about joining CTU in a new school year, or know a student to recommend for […]
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. […]
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