April 14, 2021

January Newsletter: Why our fight against FGM is far from over, Top blogs of 2020

This month, the STOP FGM Act of 2020 was signed into law, marking one of the biggest wins […]
March 14, 2021

March Newsletter: Egyptian photographer talks about her award-winning photo es; CTU fellow describes his fight for freedom of speech at UConn

Discussing female genital mutilation (FGM) can be uncomfortable for many people, and seeing visuals that depict the practice […]
February 14, 2021

February Newsletter: Ex-Muslim from the U.S. and Iranian dissident speak on women’s oppression in their communities

From the day I founded AHA Foundation, breaking the silence about cultural practices that threaten and harm women […]
January 14, 2021

January Newsletter: Why our fight against FGM is far from over, Top blogs of 2020

This month, the STOP FGM Act of 2020 was signed into law, marking one of the biggest wins […]
December 14, 2020

December Newsletter: In the Words of Survivors

At AHA Foundation, breaking the silence about female genital mutilation (FGM), child and forced marriage, and other harmful […]
November 14, 2020

November Newsletter: Former Prosecutor on the Upcoming Honor Killing Trial; Muhammad Fraser-Rahim Speaks on the Past, Present and Future of Islamic Reform in America

Nearly 13 years ago, we lost teenage sisters Amina and Sarah Said to a brutal honor killing. Their […]
October 14, 2020

October Newsletter: Pandemic threatens historic FGM bill in the Senate; Philosophy Professor Peter Boghossian on how we can heal divides and stand up to cancel culture

In honor of International Day of the Girl Child this week, let’s ask ourselves this—are we doing enough […]
July 14, 2020

July Newsletter: Online marriage licenses can be exploited for child and forced marriage; In her church community, young AHA donor raises awareness of FGM

During these trying times, the well-being of our country is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. My op-ed […]
June 14, 2020

June Newsletter: Pennsylvania bans child marriage with help of Jesse Topper; AHA says goodbye to helpline manager

The fight to ban child marriage across the U.S. has been a long, grueling battle. For years, AHA […]
May 21, 2020

May Newsletter: Why child marriage remains legal across the nation; Tulane University interns amplify our work; You can double your impact and more

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I am thrilled about new victories for our movement. Two states—Pennsylvania and Minnesota—passed legislation […]
April 21, 2020

April Newsletter: Honor violence cases climbing, FGM survivor from Kentucky finds her voice and healing; CTU coordinator bids farewell

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy and safe. Since many […]
March 26, 2020

March Newsletter: Wyoming bans FGM, American artist on overcoming adversity, and more.

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, A lot has changed in all of our lives since my last message to […]
February 26, 2020

February Newsletter: Iraqi refugee fights authoritarian regimes, MA supporter makes a change in his state, My speech at CU Boulder

Last month, I was thrilled to be back on a college campus and connect with my supporters! If […]
January 26, 2020

January Newsletter: Ayaan’s first event of the year, CTU fellow uses platform to educate about FGM, Most shared blogs of 2019

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I hope your new year is off to a great start. I kicked off […]
December 26, 2019

December Newsletter: 15 states still have not criminalized FGM, AHA Foundation travels to Arizona, Donor spotlight and more.

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, We are making our last efforts in the year to prepare to reach our […]
November 26, 2019

November Newsletter: Uniting voices of ex-Muslims and Muslim reformers; Joanna Vergoth helps FGM survivors deal with trauma

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, Two years ago, after working on my bestselling book Heretic it became clear to me that […]
October 26, 2019

October Newsletter: Ayaan speaks at Pepperdine University, U.S.-born FGM survivor tells her story, and a progress update on the fight against FGM in the U.S.

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, On International Day of the Girl Child last week, thousands of supporters, people like you, […]
September 26, 2019

September Newsletter: No justice for victims in first federal case against FGM in the U.S., stepmom and wife at the age of 15, AHA Foundation on the frontlines of educating professionals about FGM and child marriage

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, As somebody who cares about protecting girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) in the […]
August 27, 2019

August newsletter: Ban FGM by 2020 campaign launched, Senior Director attends ALEC conference, Direct helpline provides necessary

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, This month, we launched a challenge both to legislators and to you, our loyal […]
July 27, 2019

July newsletter: Join AHA Foundation’s campus program, Rep. Maloney stands up for women’s rights in the U.S., Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signs anti-FGM legislation

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, Last month, we celebrated Pennsylvania finally banning female genital mutilation (FGM). O ur Executive Director, […]
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