AHA Foundation news on Female Genital Mutilation


May 11, 2017

These Women Figured Out a Way to Map and Find Girls at Risk of FGM

Every other December, scores of Tanzanian girls endure what’s colloquially known as “cutting season.” Now, new mapping technology […]
May 11, 2017

3 US women share the horrors of female genital mutilation

Often discussed in whispers, the issue of female genital mutilation grabbed headlines last month when, for the first […]
May 5, 2017

NowThis Video: A doctor in the U.S. has been charged with performing Female Genital Mutilation on two 7-year-olds

The digital news company NowThis News has created a short video discussing female genital mutilation in reaction to […]
May 3, 2017

Texas Senate approves bill to raise penalties for female genital mutilation

With lightning speed, the Texas Senate on Wednesday approved increased penalties for the long-banned and ritualistic practice of […]
May 3, 2017

Female genital mutilation bill passes Minnesota House committee

A bill that adds to the criminalization of female genital mutilation in Minnesota passed the House Civil Law […]
April 28, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Female genital mutilation and what we’re really talking about beneath the weasel words ‘genital cutting’

Originally published by Fox News: 28 April, 2017 The recent news that a grand jury in Michigan has […]
April 26, 2017

Activist finds silence on genital mutilation case depressing, predictable

Imagine what the American left would do if conservative Republican Christians engaged in a barbaric practice to mutilate […]
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 […]
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