April 19, 2021

Help Decide the Future of Child Marriage and Other Dangerous Practices in the U.S.

As hard as it is to believe, children are married every day in the U.S.  Nearly 300,000 children […]
March 24, 2021

CTU Fellow Fights for Broader Free Speech Protection at UConn and Other Universities

03/24/2021 Freedom of speech continues to be a source of heated debate on many college campuses in North […]
March 24, 2021

The Toll of Female Genital Mutilation Through the Eyes of an Award-Winning Photographer and FGM Survivor

03/24/2021 Discussing female genital mutilation (FGM) and seeing visuals that depict the practice can be uncomfortable for many […]
March 5, 2021

How International Women’s Day is Viewed in Other Parts of the World

Executive director George Zarubin shares about the origins and celebrations of the International Women’s Day in Russia and what […]
February 18, 2021

Fatima Ali, a Former Muslim, Condemns Abuse of Girls She Witnessed in Her Community: “There is no piety in enabling what you know is wrong”

02-18-2021 Fatima was five years old when her family moved from India to Cleveland, Ohio. Except for relatives, […]
February 17, 2021

How a Protest Against Compulsory Hijab in Iran Became Symbolic of the Fight for Women’s Rights

02-18-2021 Shaparak Shajarizadeh stood up for the rights that every woman deserves. But doing so in her native […]
January 21, 2021

AHA Foundation’s Top 5 Blogs of 2020

Jan. 22, 2021 These are our stories that resonated most with our supporters in 2020. They were excited […]
January 21, 2021

Despite Federal Ban, Girls Are Still in Danger in States Without Legislation for Female Genital Mutilation

Jan. 22, 2021 Just this month, the STOP FGM Act of 2020 was signed into law, providing protection […]
December 21, 2020

2020 Annual Report

2020 HIGHLIGHTS Helped pass a federal anti-FGM ban through the House of Representatives and Senate through advocacy with […]
December 16, 2020

Against All Odds, U.S. Congress Passes Federal FGM Ban

12-16-2020 Update from January 5: President Trump signed the STOP FGM Act of 2020 into law after it was […]
December 10, 2020

Fighting for Her Dreams: How Shagufa Found Freedom from Forced Marriage

At the age of 16, Shagufa, then living in Afghanistan, was forced into a marriage with a man […]
December 9, 2020

Through Extraordinary Determination and Strength of Spirit, Nevaeh Survived Ritual Abuse and Seeks to Protect Others

Warning: The following story is a disturbing account of female genital mutilation and repeated ritual abuse that Nevaeh […]
November 18, 2020

The Past, Present and Future of Islamic Reformation in the U.S. with Muhammad Fraser-Rahim

11-18-2020 Muhammad Fraser-Rahim is the Executive Director of North America for Quilliam International. He is an expert on […]
November 13, 2020

What We Are Grateful for in 2020

2020 has been a year of struggles—from uncertainty to isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in […]
November 6, 2020

Former Prosecutor Laura Reckart Reacts to a Recent Capture of Honor Killing Suspect

11-18-2020 Honor killings, the most extreme case of honor violence, happen around the world and also in the […]
October 8, 2020

Simple Ways We Can Fight Cancel Culture and Defend Freedom of Speech in an Interview with Peter Boghossian

October 11, 2020 Cancel culture is threatening our freedoms. To help us better understand what we can do […]
October 8, 2020

By Slowing Down the Senate, Pandemic Crisis Threatens a Historic Victory Against FGM in the U.S.

October 11, 2020 In 2018, the federal ban outlawing FGM was ruled unconstitutional. Ever since then, AHA Foundation, […]
September 29, 2020

On the Cusp of the Victory – Fate of Federal FGM Ban is Now in the Hands of the Senate

We have hit a crucial time in our fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). On September 24, 2020, […]
September 11, 2020

How Ayaan Hirsi Ali Became a Staunch Defender of Freedom of Speech

For years, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been one of the most vocal defenders of free speech. As the […]
September 10, 2020

United States Ambassador Bremer Reflects on Working to Improve Women’s Rights in Iraq Post 9/11

 Like many other AHA Foundation supporters, Ambassador Bremer joined our cause after learning about the journey and work […]
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