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December 4, 2023

“I firmly believe that fostering a culture of open discourse comes from the individual level.” AHA campus program fellow Widener Norris on fighting for free speech at college and beyond.

Published 12/4/2023 Widener Norris, our campus program fellow at the University of Georgia, is passionate about promoting free […]
November 14, 2023

“I weep for Israel and for the Jewish people.” AHA supporter Evelyn Markus gives her insights into the conflict in Israel and Hamas

Published 11/14/2023 Evelyn Markus is a Dutch-born activist against anti-Semitism. The daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors, she made […]
November 6, 2023

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: As my birthday approaches, you can help AHA Foundation to fight the darkness

Published 11/6/2023 Dear Friend, On November 9, we will celebrate World Freedom Day, which marks the fall of […]
November 3, 2023

With AHA Foundation’s help, Dolly escaped forced marriage in Egypt and claimed her freedom: “I can finally be my authentic self.”

Published 11/3/2023 Born into a conservative Egyptian family in Alexandria, Dolly felt trapped. As a lesbian and a […]
October 26, 2023

Read AHA Foundation’s Groundbreaking New Study of FGM/C Trends in the U.S.

Published 10/26/2023 For the past 3 years, Sean Callaghan, a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester in […]
October 26, 2023

Press Release: Groundbreaking New Study Reveals Extent of and Migration Impact on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the U.S.

Published 10/26/2023 AHA Foundation, a leading nonprofit advocating for human rights, gender equality, and freedom of expression, has […]
October 19, 2023

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Conflict in Israel – Articles and Media Appearances

First published 10/19/2023 and updated thereafter Our founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been at the forefront of the […]
October 3, 2023

“We have to share the truth about FGM—the unnecessary pain and trauma it causes. We must help the voiceless to speak. We must educate.” Raha’s inspiring story of surviving FGM and becoming a champion for women’s rights.

Published 10/3/2023 Raha Europ was born to Somalian parents in a Kenyan refugee camp, where she lived until […]
September 28, 2023

Thanks to AHA’s supporters, we achieved a HUGE victory against child marriage in Michigan!

Published 9/29/2023  AHA Foundation is delighted to share the news with you that just days ago, Gretchen Whitmer, […]
August 25, 2023

Greg Lukianoff, president of FIRE, on Cancel Culture and how to stand up to it: “People of all political stripes engage in Cancel Culture because it’s frankly a lot easier to ostracize one’s opponent than to engage with the substance of his or her arguments.”

Published 9/1/2023 Greg Lukianoff is a renowned free speech champion, bestselling author, and the president of the Foundation […]
August 24, 2023

AHA’s new Development Associate Susanna McIntyre has an inspiring message for you: “Never underestimate your influence. Together, we can combat these injustices and be a beacon of hope and progress.”

Published 9/1/2023 Susanna McIntyre joined the AHA team last month as our new Development Associate. A long time […]
July 14, 2023

AHA’s Michigan child marriage victory marks a major milestone – thanks to all our supporters!

Published 7/14/2023  Below, you can read a message from our Director of Policy and Women’s Programs Michele Hanash […]
June 29, 2023

“[We in the CLARITy Coalition] know the totalitarianism and tyranny of Islamists and recognize the need to oppose them full-heartedly.” Jaleh Tavakoli on attending the CLARITy conference and being the first non-founding member to join the coalition.

Published 6/29/2023  Jaleh Tavakoli is an Iranian/Danish ex-Muslim dissident. Her family fled the Islamist tyranny of Iran when […]
June 23, 2023

“It’s a privilege to be a part of such an amazing and diverse group of people ready to defend civilization from the grave threat of Islamist tyranny.” Thomas Sheedy on being a CLARITy Founding Member, fighting for Enlightenment values, and more.

Published 6/30/2023 Thomas Sheedy is the President and Founder of Atheists for Liberty and a Founding Member of […]
May 1, 2023

AHA’s Disruption for Good continues with two huge victories against FGM and child marriage in Washington and Vermont

Published 5/5/2023  AHA Foundation is thrilled to share the news of two major victories: on April 20, legislation […]