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December 11, 2018

Survivor voices “I just believe by now, civilization should have stopped such an act.”

Below you will find two videos of survivors speaking about being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). […]
December 6, 2018

You Can Unlock Her Path to Healing

Over the past 10 years, AHA Foundation has provided direct assistance to over 280 girls who were in […]
December 3, 2018

Update on the First Female Genital Mutilation Case in the U.S.: A stunning development as judge dismisses primary charges against defendants and rules anti-FGM law unconstitutional

In a shocking ruling, the district court judge presiding over the first-ever federally prosecuted case of female genital […]
November 19, 2018

Our Thanksgiving Message To You

When I reflect about our work in 2018, I want to state that I’m incredibly grateful for Ayaan […]
November 15, 2018

Cultural Practice Performed to “Complete” a Girl, Haunts Her Life

The image above is a stock image. Female genital mutilation (FGM) or female genital cutting (FGC) is a […]
November 14, 2018

Fake News on Female Genital Mutilation

The online world is inundated with websites and social media campaigns that promote false information or dangerous ideas. […]
November 7, 2018

Supporters Dedicate Their Birthdays to AHA Foundation

Facebook allows its users to dedicate their birthday to a charity of their choice. This means you can […]
November 7, 2018

Update on the First Female Genital Mutilation Case in the U.S.: Judge Grants AHA Foundation’s Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief

United States of America v. Nagarwala, et al (17-20274) Eastern District of Michigan United States District Court At […]
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 […]