August 2, 2021

Protected: Nearing Its Fifth Anniversary, Longest-Standing CTF Fellow Pursues a “Freerer” World through Program

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July 29, 2021

Protected: AHA Foundation Interns Dedicate Summer to Fighting Gender-Based Violence

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June 25, 2021

“I Joined AHA Foundation to Give A Voice to Liberal Values”

When Ayaan Hirsi Ali first appeared in major news outlets, Debra Coplan paid only a little attention to […]
June 24, 2021

“As a Muslim Woman, I Was Told What To Do, What To Think, and Never To Question Islam—I Was Indoctrinated,” CTU Fellow Discusses Leaving Islam

Growing up, Hanna Nour always questioned misogynistic practices within her religion. The older she grew, the more questions […]
May 25, 2021

Indiana State Senator Elizabeth Brown Passes A+ FGM Legislation in Her State

In most of the states where AHA Foundation works, we see unanimous support for outlawing female genital mutilation […]
May 25, 2021

“I never thought I’d be working to end child marriage right here in the U.S.”

Seeing the effects of child marriage first-hand early in her career, AHA Foundation’s Brooke Bumgarner found a calling […]
April 21, 2021

Fight Against Child Marriage in the U.S. at a Crossroads

For years, AHA Foundation has demanded zero tolerance for child marriage across the country. During this time, most […]
April 20, 2021

Flemming Rose on Hate Speech, Self Censorship and Emerging Totalitarian Impulses Within Todays’ Democracies

Since 2005, when he published several controversial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, Rose has been on the receiving […]
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 […]