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April 7, 2022

“I took the risk of unchaining myself from the generational cycle of abuse the same day I was told by my uncle that the only way out of my marriage would be my death…” Aliya Abbas, child marriage survivor from the U.S., fought for her freedom all by herself.

Published 4/7/2022 Aliya Abbas is a passionate and outspoken survivor of and advocate against child marriage in the […]
April 1, 2022

AHA Foundation fights FGM/C on the ground in Chicago: update on our federally-funded anti-FGM/C program

March 1, 2022

“Girls have a right to thrive in the life they want for themselves. Not what someone else forcefully imprints on them.” Sasha K. Taylor Survived Child Marriage in the U.S. Now She Fights Tirelessly to End It – Part 1

Published 03/02/2022 When team members from AHA Foundation spoke to Sasha K. Taylor, we were immediately moved by […]
February 22, 2022

“There is a very clear will to end FGM in the U.S., we just need the resources to finish it.” AHA Veteran Amanda Parker on 15 Years of the Fight Against FGM

Published 03/02/2022 This year marks the 15th anniversary of Ayaan Hirsi Ali founding AHA Foundation. Since the very […]
January 27, 2022

Lawyer Adijatu Kamara Discusses AHA’s New Legal Guides For FGM Survivors: “We hope that [they] will serve as an eye-opener to the practice of FGM in its basic form.”

Published 2/3/2022 A major part of our work at AHA Foundation is to end female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
January 24, 2022

AHA Foundation Releases New Legal Guides for FGM Survivors. AHA’s George Zarubin: “To the survivors of FGM, I want to express my admiration for your strength and resilience in the face of true horror. I hope that these guides will help you find justice.”

Published 2/3/2022 A major part of our work at AHA Foundation is to end female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
January 12, 2022

Muslim Reformer and Writer Raheel Raza Fights for the Soul of Islam

Published 1/13/2022 In our work to challenge the Islamist extremism that threatens Western civilization, AHA Foundation amplifies the […]
January 5, 2022

AHA Foundation’s Top 5 Blogs of 2021

Published 1/13/2022 These are the stories that resonated most with our supporters in 2021: Hanna Nour, a member […]
December 17, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Heroes in Action

2021 HIGHLIGHTS Advocated for the federal anti-FGM ban that was ultimately signed into law by then-President Trump. Spearheaded […]
December 7, 2021

Sahara was told some goals were unattainable for women of her background. She dared to believe otherwise.

Published 12/07/2021 Sahara Ash grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya where she was forced to undergo […]
November 29, 2021

“AHA Foundation is the perfect collaborator.” American Medical Association Doctor Discusses AMA/AHA Partnership to Fight Female Genital Mutilation

Published 12/07/2021 AHA Foundation is proud to announce that our groundbreaking online training program for combating female genital […]
November 22, 2021

AHA Foundation Wins a 3-Year Grant from Department of Justice to Fight FGM/C in Chicago North Side

Published 12/07/2021 AHA Foundation recently received the news that we have won a 3-year federal grant from the […]
November 15, 2021

Representative Kay Khan: “…the more I learned [about child marriage in Massachusetts], the more I realized we needed to act.”

11/15/2021 This month, the fight to end child marriage in Massachusetts reaches a crucial moment. Two bills have […]
November 15, 2021

“It is our job to protect the innocence of our children.” Jenn survived child marriage in the U.S. Now she fights to end it.

Published 11/15/2021 Jenn is a survivor of child marriage in the U.S. Here, she tells AHA Foundation her […]
October 6, 2021

Our Reaction to the First Federal FGM Case Dismissal: We Lost a Battle, But Are Resolute in Winning This War

10-06-2021 United States of America v. Nagarwala, et al (17-20274) Eastern District of Michigan United States District Court […]