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May 21, 2018

FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere – National Review

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls […]
May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]
May 9, 2018

Edmonton film festival to screen North American premiere of FGM documentary – The Edmonton Star

EDMONTON—As 12-year-old Rosie Makore runs across the northern Tanzania Serengeti, she is risking her life and taking a […]
May 7, 2018

British Children Learn the ABCs of FGM to Help End Harmful Practice – VOA News

LONDON —  As teacher Tanya Mathiason flicked through a slideshow to display diagrams of male and female genitalia […]
February 8, 2018

68 Million Girls May Face Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, U.N. Chief Warns – TIME

(UNITED NATIONS) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be […]


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May 3, 2018

Psychology and Free Speech – Inside Higher Ed

In this op-ed Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci dive into discussion about controversial topics on college campuses that […]
April 17, 2018

The Clash of Expression – The Economist

The Economist has published an editorial questioning whether free speech is indeed free in today’s political climate.    […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
January 31, 2018

The “No Platform” Brigade – The Hoover Institution

A public event with the eminent scientist and rationalist Richard Dawkins was cancelled late last year by a […]
November 22, 2017

Aurora Prize Selection Committee will gather to review 2018 nominations – Panorama

The Selection Committee of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will gather in Berlin, Germany on December 4, […]


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April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 9, 2018

Will Saudi Arabia Free Its Women? – The Wall Street Journal Full-Text

Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, is in the United Kingdom this week to meet two female […]
December 26, 2017

This young Croydon man’s amazing work to stop violence against girls and women has earned him an award from the Queen – Croydon Advertiser

A young man who came to Croydon after fleeing Zimbabwe as a teenager is about to be given an […]
December 25, 2017

Lawyer of Saudi sisters in Turkey fighting to prevent extradition – Hurriyet Daily News

The lawyer of two Saudi Arabian sisters in Turkey has been fighting to prevent the women from being […]
December 9, 2017

How sharia marriages can hurt women in the West – The Economist

SHIRIN MUSA draws on bitter experience to inspire her work to help women caught between legal and cultural […]


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May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]
January 7, 2018

In south India, a 20-year-old survivor of honor killing turns crusader – Reuters

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kausalya and her husband of eight months were shown no mercy when […]
November 7, 2017

Only 5% of ‘honour’ crimes reported to police are referred to CPS – The Guardian

The police are failing the victims of “honour” crimes, with just 5% of reported cases being referred to […]
November 2, 2017

Men still killing women for ‘honor’ in Pakistan – ABS CBN

A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the flow of “honor killings”, scores of […]
November 2, 2017

Honor is the New Black – Fair Observer

As per the BBC, an honor killing is “the murder of a person accused of bringing shame upon his […]


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May 18, 2018

Delaware Ends Child Marriage; 49 To Go and Counting – HRW

Heather Barr is a Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. In this piece […]
May 16, 2018

Missouri marriage laws criticized for being lenient – KOMU

JEFFERSON CITY – State lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a marriage bill that has drawn national attention […]
May 14, 2018

Proposal to ban child marriages in Norway – The Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs

We want to send a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that we do not accept people […]
May 11, 2018

She stabbed her husband as he raped her. A court sentenced her to death – CNN

(CNN) A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to […]
May 10, 2018

Delaware Becomes First State to Ban Child Marriage – PBS

On Wednesday, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law a bill setting the minimum marriage age at 18, […]


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March 28, 2018

Democratic bill banning child marriage killed, modified Republican measure advances

(Tennessean) – A measure Democrats have championed that would ban minors from marrying in Tennessee was killed in the state Senate […]
March 24, 2018

Child marriage ban, year-round Daylight Saving time signed into law

(Florida Politics) – A bill that would ban marriages for anyone under the age of 17 and legislation […]
March 22, 2018

Child marriage isn’t marriage and ‘nearly 18’ isn’t 18 years old

(The Hill) – Why have you abandoned the 17-year-old girls? I ask this to the many state legislators across […]
March 17, 2018

National campaign to end child marriages arrives in Louisiana; backers say state law must change

(The Acadiana Advocate) – Amanda Parker, senior director of the AHA Foundation, which is also dedicated to ending […]
March 9, 2018

Florida Moves to Ban Marriage Before the Age of 17

(FRONTLINE) – Florida has moved to tighten its laws on child marriage. On Friday, state lawmakers passed a […]


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April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
February 5, 2018

‘Islamophobia’ Hoaxes and the Rush to Judgment – Quillette

Two weeks ago, Canadians responded in horror to a disturbing news story in Toronto: before a bank of […]
January 19, 2018

A New American Leader Rises in ISIS – The Atlantic

A two-year investigation identifies one of the very few Americans in the Islamic State’s upper ranks—and sheds light […]
November 21, 2017

“Fomentar el islam es independizar a Cataluña de Occidente” – El Mundo

No pudimos conversar en persona. La intelectual más crítica con el islam acaba de tener un bebé. Oculta. Blindada. […]


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April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
December 4, 2017

The Plot Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fight With Qatar – The New York Times

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Originally Published in The New York Times December 4, 2017. In June, Saudi Arabia […]
September 14, 2017

‘Fake Life’: Being Gay In Afghanistan – Radio Free Europe

Ahmad seems like any other teenager in the Afghan capital, Kabul. He goes to school, hangs out with […]
August 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia just took 4 major steps to improve women’s rights – StepFeed

Saudi Arabia is taking major steps to improve women’s rights in the kingdom. Just in the past ten […]


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May 21, 2018

Muslims, Islamists, Jihadis: What’s the Difference? Critical Thinking Unit Event

Tomorrow May 22, 2018 our Critical Thinking Unit will be hosting and event on Stanford’s campus! “Muslims, Islamists, […]
May 3, 2018

Psychology and Free Speech – Inside Higher Ed

In this op-ed Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci dive into discussion about controversial topics on college campuses that […]
April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 17, 2018

The Clash of Expression – The Economist

The Economist has published an editorial questioning whether free speech is indeed free in today’s political climate.    […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]


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Our experts for media commentary



Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Founder,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Islamism and radicalization
  • Middle Eastern, European and U.S. geopolitics
  • Women’s rights and feminism
  • Freedom of speech

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Amanda Parker

Senior Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Female genital mutilation
  • Child marriage and forced marriage
  • Honor violence
  • Legislative protections for women’s rights

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George Zarubin

Executive Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Ideology and radicalization
  • Critical thinking on college campuses
  • Eurasian geopolitics

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Media Releases, Speeches and News