August 6, 2020

Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation – Revere Journal

The Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed legislation to criminalize the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting, also […]
June 22, 2020

How Jesse Topper Led Pennsylvania to Ban Child Marriage Despite Pandemic

With a much-needed focus on the health crisis, state governments were focusing almost exclusively on the pandemic for […]
June 25, 2019

Interview with Amanda Parker on the Ayaan Hirsi Foundation, Violence Against Women, FGM, and Child Marriage – In-Sight Journal

Amanda Parker is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director of the AHA Foundation. She discusses: background; tasks […]
June 20, 2019

PA Senate Passes Bill to Make Female Genital Mutilation a Felony in Pennsylvania – CNS News

( – On Wednesday, June 19, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 315, which would classify Female Genital Mutilation as […]
June 20, 2019

Episode 97: Amanda Parker – AHA Foundation Talks Child Marriage – Womenace to Society

Senior Director of AHA Foundation, Amanda Parker, joined comedian and podcast host Lisa Landry on her show Womenace to […]
April 8, 2019

Episode 87: Amanda Parker – AHA Foundation – Womenace to Society with Lisa Landry

AHA Foundation’s Senior Director, Amanda Parker, was featured on the Womenace to Society with Lisa Landry. They cover […]
April 1, 2019

‘Wide open potential abuse’: States are ground zero in the fight against child marriage – NBC News

In 2017, when California state Sen. Jerry Hill heard about a local 12-year-old girl getting married to a […]
December 19, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Firing Line, exposing the issue of female […]
August 11, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Firing Line, exposing the issue of female […]
February 6, 2018

International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM Media Release

November 24, 2017

Ohio lawmaker wants to limit child marriage – Dayton Daily News

Efforts to reform Ohio’s child marriage laws, which currently allow children of any age to marry if they […]
November 24, 2017

Legislator: Don’t allow children to marry – Arizona Capitol Times

Saying 18 is plenty young enough, a Scottsdale lawmaker wants to repeal existing Arizona laws that allow children […]
November 21, 2017

Family Law Section all in on closing the child marriage loophole – Florida Bar News

Her email username is “forgivingtheunforgivable.” And Sherrie Von Johnson, who describes herself as “an advocate as well as […]
November 14, 2017

Forced to wed at 19, U.S. campaigner works to save others from child marriage – Reuters

After being married off at the age of 19 to an abusive husband by her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family […]
November 10, 2017

In child marriage debate, some want flexibility with older teens – FL Politics

As lawmakers in both the House and the Senate push for a strict ban on minors getting married, […]
November 6, 2017

About Half of US States Set No Minimum Age for Marriage – The Nation

If you think child marriage is a thing of the past, think again: Here in America, tens of […]
November 3, 2017

Panel sends genital mutilation bill to U.S. House – The Detroit News

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the full House a bill sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott, […]
October 31, 2017

Time Needed to Tackle Child Marriage – US News

Nine countries have in recent years made positive changes in their laws that protect children from marrying before […]
October 26, 2017

Child marriage ban about ‘delaying, not denying’ weddings – Florida Politics

Lawmakers want to “delay, but not deny” the ability of those under 18 to wed, state Rep. Lori Berman said at […]
October 25, 2017

Woman who married at 11 seeks to change Florida marriage law – The Washington Post

Sherry Johnson was 11 years old when she was forced to marry her 20-year-old rapist through a loophole […]