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October 15, 2015

Child Marriage in the US

by AHA Foundation Executive Director The statistics are staggering. Each day around the world almost 39,000 girls become […]
October 14, 2015

Hila’s Story: Choosing a Life of Hiding to Escape Honor Violence

By *Hila In the 70s, my parents emigrated from Yemen to the U.S. While they did many things […]
September 24, 2015

One Year Later: AHA Foundation’s Executive Director Reflects on Her Experience of Fighting to End Honor Violence

by AHA Foundation Executive Director It has been more than a year since I took over as Executive […]
September 24, 2015

Taking Your Voices to Capitol Hill to End Honor Violence

There is no honor in honor violence. It is criminal. Even so, in this land of the free […]
August 19, 2015

Forced Marriage by the Numbers

As summer vacation comes to a close and students return to school, in a classroom somewhere in America […]
August 19, 2015

Hundreds of Supporters, a Two-Day Conference and One Goal

Amanda Parker, AHA Foundation Senior Director, discusses IVAWA with staffers on Capital Hill. By Amanda Parker, AHA Foundation […]
July 15, 2015

The Time for Change is Now: You Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against FGM in the US

In 2007, when the AHA Foundation was formed, only 18 U.S. states had legislation banning female genital mutilation […]
July 15, 2015

AHA Foundation Advocacy Leads US Efforts to Track Honor Violence

Executive Director of the AHA Foundation, speaks about the Westat report on honor violence I distinctly remember the […]
July 15, 2015

From the AHA Foundation Team: Books That Changed Us

Committed to the belief that stories can be even more empowering when shared, and that empowerment can lead […]
June 21, 2015

Happy Father’s Day!

By AHA Foundation Executive Director Happy Father’s Day! Even though I lost my father more than 20 years […]
June 16, 2015

Women Forced to Undergo FGM Find Strength to Break the Silence

Ayaan When Ayaan Hirsi Ali, founder of the AHA Foundation, underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) in her native […]
June 16, 2015

Honor Violence on Film: A Different Type of Activism

In our increasingly interconnected world, information and facts about grave human rights abuses like honor violence are only […]
May 20, 2015

Vacation Cutting: An Illegal Practice Still Running Rampant

Summer is the season of vacation cutting. Many girls living in the US will be taken to countries […]
May 19, 2015

Filled with Hope and Empowerment, “I am Inspired by Ayaan” Essays’ Quotes Rekindle the Power of Storytelling

“In restoring to me my very own story, you helped me regain my power…” -Jessica S. We have […]
May 19, 2015

Ayaan Takes ‘Heretic’ on the Road to Canada and Europe

Since the launch of Heretic in March, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has taken every available opportunity to speak out […]
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