AHA Foundation news on Female Genital Mutilation


April 25, 2017

Finally, FGM Is on Trial in America – An Oped by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Originally published by the Daily Beast: 7:00AM 25 April, 2017 Thursday, the pre-trial hearing of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala […]
April 24, 2017

For the first time in the U.S., a doctor is charged with female genital mutilation. Here’s how the law came to be

Even more than two decades later, Harry Reid is haunted by the video an activist told him to […]
April 24, 2017

Advocates warn genital cutting may increase during summer months

MEGAN THOMPSON: When Aissata Camara was 13, she immigrated to Queens, New York, from the West African Country […]
April 20, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Culture ‘Never An Excuse’ To Harm Girls With Genital Mutilation

AHA Foundation Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali was featured on Tucker Carlson reacting to a Detroit surgeon who is […]
April 5, 2017

Genital mutilation also occurs in the US, activists call on states to make it illegal

Every day, an estimated 8,000 girls worldwide are cut and marred in a debilitating process known as female […]
March 16, 2017

Women are suffering globally – we must act now

We, the members of the scientific and technical advisory group and the gender and rights advisory panel of […]
March 13, 2017

3 Photographs That Tell The Whole Truth About Female Genital Mutilation (NSFW)

Elisabeth Ubbe was a young nursing student at a Swedish hospital back in the ‘90s when a doctor […]
February 27, 2017

Virginia joins global movement to criminalize female circumcision

Virginia’s General Assembly unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to crack down on female genital mutilation, criminalizing the procedure with […]
February 20, 2017

Senate approves criminal penalties for female genital mutilation

The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill that would criminalize the act of female genital mutilation by categorizing […]
February 20, 2017

Bill would outlaw female circumcision in Virginia

The General Assembly is considering a bill that would make the practice of female genital mutilation a misdemeanor […]
February 9, 2017

Study: A New Strategy To Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Why does female genital mutilation (FGM) — a practice that the U.N. has classified as violence against women […]
February 9, 2017

Women must undergo female genital mutilation to curb male ‘sexual weakness’, Egyptian MP says

An Egyptian MP has said women must undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to help curb male “sexual weakness”. […]
February 9, 2017

Va. Senate OKs Sen. Black’s bill to outlaw female circumcision

The Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday that would make the practice of female genital mutilation a misdemeanor […]
February 9, 2017

Protect girls from genital mutilation in Massachusetts

What you are about to read may disturb you. It is not against the law in Massachusetts for […]
January 19, 2017

Call the Midwife confronts female genital mutilation in new series

Call The Midwife is to tackle the controversial issue of female genital mutilation, with a storyline set among the […]