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April 29, 2019

Dr. Ottenheimer, a Gynecologist on the Frontline of Helping Female Genital Mutilation Survivors

Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer is one of the few doctors in the U.S. who specialize in care to survivors […]
April 29, 2019

Naila Amin, Forced Marriage Survivor, Uses Her Past Experiences to Drive Her Activism

 AHA Foundation: When you were 15 years old, your parents brought you to Pakistan and there, you […]
April 12, 2019

Feats and frustrations: 2019 developments in the battle against FGM

A major setback at the federal level after the Department of Justice declines to appeal the recent U.S. […]
March 25, 2019

A Passion Born From a Girl Scout Project Keeps New Hampshire Representative Levesque Fighting to End Child Marriage in the United States

Just a few years ago Rep. Levesque was a teenager who dedicated her Girl Scout Gold Award project […]
March 21, 2019

AHA Foundation Campus Fellows Share How They Expand Students’ Horizons on North American Universities

The Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) works to alert and activate students about dangerous traditional practices such as female genital […]
March 19, 2019

New Federal Legislation Will Curb Thousands of Child Marriages in the U.S.

Senators introduce legislation that would eliminate an immigration visa loophole that enables child marriage. AHA Foundation calls on […]
March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day – A Day of Celebration and Renewed Commitment

The fight against women’s oppression and abuse is not a thing of the past. Even in the Western […]
February 26, 2019

How One Person Can Spark a Lasting Change – A Social Worker from Connecticut Shares Lessons in Successful Advocacy

Brian Donahue, a social worker from Connecticut and a parent of three children, spends his free time advocating […]
February 26, 2019

Nicholas Syrett Exposes Forgotten History of Child Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett is a Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the chair of the department […]
February 6, 2019

Cutting Away the Sexual Ferocity of Babies; A Blog by CTU Fellow on Zero Tolerance Policies for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Grace Roebuck is a junior at Vassar College and a fellow of AHA Foundation campus program, Critical Thinking […]
January 31, 2019

Protecting Girls from Genital Mutilation in Massachusetts

Since 2013, AHA Foundation has been working in the state of Massachusetts to criminalize female genital mutilation (FGM). […]
January 30, 2019

AHA Foundation’s Most Shared Blogs of 2018

With the new year upon us, we invite you to look back with us and catch up on […]
January 23, 2019

Student Activists Fighting for Social Justice at Harvard

Natalie Le, author of this blog,  is a student at Harvard University pursuing a master’s degree in government. […]
January 11, 2019

AHA Foundation was first to expose immigration loophole that enables child marriage in the U.S.

While responding to requests for help from girls at risk and survivors of forced and child marriage over […]
December 22, 2018

Annual Report 2018: A Year of Triumphs and Setbacks Charts a Pathway for a Bold 2030 Vision

Over the past ten years, AHA Foundation has laid the groundwork for strong, results-driven programs that fight oppression […]
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