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April 16, 2015

“My Story” by Knackered

**This blog was submitted to the AHA Foundation as part of an “I Am Inspired by Ayaan” Call […]
April 15, 2015

“Anyone (Even Myself) Can Fight in a ‘War of Ideas'” by John A.

**This blog was submitted to the AHA Foundation as part of an “I Am Inspired by Ayaan” Call […]
April 15, 2015

“My Atheist Sister” by Simone G.

**This blog was submitted to the AHA Foundation as part of an “I Am Inspired by Ayaan” Call […]
March 24, 2015

Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

From Ayaan’s Desktop   I have dedicated my life to speaking out when my conscience guides me to […]
February 20, 2015

The Key to Fighting Radical Extremism and Terror: A Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama spoke about the U.S. taking a support role […]
January 10, 2015

Gender Equality Is a Powerful Weapon Against Radical Extremism

Outrageous.  Ten journalists and two policemen murdered in cold blood in Paris. As a career-long fighter for human […]
May 19, 2014

“Boko Haram sincerely believes that girls are better off enslaved than educated.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In case you missed it, please take a moment to read Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s recent article on Boko […]
April 1, 2014

Breakthrough: The UK Prosecutes Its First FGM Cases

Thirty years after first banning the practice, the UK announced last month that it will prosecute its first […]
March 13, 2014

Moral Courage and a Love Marriage

“As a child, I was told that a good Afghan girl does not do anything that will bring […]
February 5, 2014

Lessons from the Shafia Mass Honor Killing

During the AHA Foundation’s Third Annual Conference on Honor Violence, Forced Marriage, and Female Genital Mutilation, held in […]
December 20, 2013

The AHA Foundation 2013 Annual Report

New York, NY December 2013 Dear AHA Supporter: We are pleased to present to you the AHA Foundation […]
November 20, 2013

Meet Kamala Khan

There’s a new superhero in town, and she’s not your typical white guy in a cape. The newest […]
October 31, 2013

New Statistics on Child Marriage Around the World

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Girls Not Brides (GNB) have examined the practice of […]
October 9, 2013

Fighting Sudan’s Legitimized Honor Violence

Amira Osman Hamed is a Sudanese woman facing a punishment of forty lashes for not wearing a headscarf […]
September 24, 2013

Wedding Season: Forced Marriage in the U.S.

Fall is in the air and wedding season is drawing to a close. You may have spent the […]