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December 9, 2022

A Year of Amazing Impact, All Thanks To You: AHA Foundation’s 2022 Achievements

Published 15/12/2022 2022 has been a dizzying and sometimes scary year for all of us. From the continuing […]
December 8, 2022

AHA Foundation honored for work against FGM by LawWorks as recipient of their Best International Pro Bono Award 2022

Published 8/12/2022 The team at AHA Foundation was honored and humbled to receive, alongside our partners at the […]
November 30, 2022

Sara’s Story, Part 2: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S. on Why She Fights to Change the Laws That Allowed Her Abuse: “These [current] laws put minors into an impossible legal situation, and expose them to multiple forms of abuse.”

Published 12/1/2022 Sara Tasneem was trapped in a marriage with a stranger when she was just 15 years […]
November 29, 2022

In Salzburg, at the first-ever CLARITy Coalition conference, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s dream came true: “I hoped and dreamed that I would find common cause with Muslim dissidents to put our differences aside and work together to defeat Islamism. This weekend, a small piece of that dream is realized.”

The CLARITy Coalition conference took place over 3 days in Salzburg, Austria, at the historic lakeside Schloss Leopoldskron. […]
November 9, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Receives 2022 Frank Schirrmacher Prize—Read Her Acceptance Speech

Published 11/9/2022 On October 31, 2022, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was awarded the 2022 Frank Schirrmacher Foundation Prize, an […]
November 7, 2022

Sara’s Story, Part 1: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S. On Her Ordeal and How She Won Her Freedom: “Being married to an older man was like being a prisoner. I didn’t even have control over my own body.”

Published 11/7/2022 Sara Tasneem was trapped in a marriage with a stranger when she was just 15 years […]
November 7, 2022

Bayor Chantal Ngoltoingar was told she would die if she ever spoke out about undergoing FGM. This is her story of survival—and refusing to be silenced.

Published 11/7/2022 Growing up in Chad, Bayor Chantal Ngoltoingar had a happy childhood—until the day she was forced […]
November 3, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: On my birthday, you can help AHA Foundation unlock $50,000

Dear Friend, Last month, AHA Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary. 15 years! I can hardly believe that it’s […]
October 18, 2022

AHA Celebrates 15 Years of Defending Freedoms in the U.S. Watch Our Anniversary Video and Read a Special Message from Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Note: this post was adapted from our October 2022 newsletter, in which AHA celebrated 15 years of defending […]
October 12, 2022

On AHA Foundation’s 15th anniversary, we look to the future: AHA Executive Director George Zarubin unveils our revamped mission

Published 10/19/2022 15 Years of Achievements I still can’t quite believe that it’s been over 5 years since […]
October 11, 2022

AHA Foundation Board Chairman Chris DeMuth reflects on his friendship with Ayaan Hirsi Ali and AHA’s 15 years defending liberty for all

Published 10/19/2022 How I became friends with Ayaan Hirsi Ali I was one of the first of millions […]
October 10, 2022

Honor violence happens right here in America. Will a guilty verdict for Yaser Said be our wake up call?

Published 10/11/2022 For this International Day of the Girl Child, AHA Foundation’s Director of Policy and Women’s Programs […]
August 18, 2022

Defending the Bulwark of Liberty During the “Global Free Speech Recession”: Author Jacob Mchangama on What We Can Learn from the History of Free Speech

Published 8/29/2022 Jacob Mchangama is a lawyer, writer, and advocate who founded the think tank Justitia to champion […]
August 17, 2022

AHA Executive Director’s Further Reflections on Salman Rushdie Attack — And Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Response

For our Executive Director’s initial statement, released on the day of the attack itself, see here. After the […]
August 15, 2022

Will Massachusetts’s Stand Against Child Marriage Spur the Rest of the Nation to Act Against this Child Abuse?

Published 8/16/2022 On July 28, Massachusetts finally banned child marriage after years of activism from AHA Foundation and […]