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June 22, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Q. Nomani: Kamala Harris Was Silenced. Then She Silenced Us. – The New York Times

Last week, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, made headlines when Republican senators interrupted her at a […]
June 21, 2017

Cuomo Signs Bill Doing Away With Child Marriage In New York State – CBS New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation putting an end to child marriage in New York. The legislation […]
June 21, 2017

Michigan Legislature Approves Anti-Genital Mutilation Bills – USNews

Doctors and parents involved in female genital mutilation could go to prison for up to 15 years under […]
June 20, 2017

What One Senate Hearing Taught Me About Discussing Islam in America – Huffington Post

“Mrs. Hirsi Ali, do you still think Islam is a death cult?” shouted a man wearing what looked […]
June 19, 2017

Texas Just Banned Child Marriage – Huffington Post

Texas passed a law to make marriage under age 18 illegal. On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed […]
June 16, 2017

Ideology and Terror: Understanding the Tools, Tactics, and Techniques of Violent Extremism

AHA Foundation Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and […]
June 16, 2017

Female Genital Mutilation As a First Amendment Right? Five Lawyers Weigh In – Glamour

A Michigan doctor was arrested in April for allegedly performing female genital mutilation on two seven-year-old girls who […]
June 16, 2017

Snyder to consider outlawing female genital mutilation – The Detroit News

Female genital mutilation would be a 15-year state felony under a legislative package on its way to Gov. […]
June 16, 2017

Child Marriage Happens In The U.S., Too — This Girl Scout Is Trying To Change That – Refinery29

Child marriage is often thought of as a problem that impacts the lives of teen girls in places […]
June 15, 2017

Maine House Narrowly Rejects Bill to Create Crime of ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ – The Press Herald

House lawmakers voted narrowly on Tuesday to create an education and outreach program aimed at stopping “female genital […]
June 15, 2017

4th Person Charged in Detroit Genital Mutilation Case – CNN

A Detroit-area wife and mother accused of being involved in a federal female genital mutilation case was arrested […]
June 14, 2017

AHA Foundation Featured on The Tipping Point Discussing Female Genital Mutilation

AHA Foundation’s Senior Director, Amanda Parker, was featured on the show Tipping Point to discuss the Virginia Imam […]
June 14, 2017

Michigan Case Adds U.S. Dimension to Debate on Genital Mutilation – The New York Times

As more details emerge about the first-ever charges of female genital mutilation in the United States, the case […]
June 13, 2017

A Promise To Her Newborn Daughter: No More Female Genital Mutilation – NPR

Jaha Dukureh, now 27, was only one week old when the incident that came to define her life’s […]
June 9, 2017

Child Marriage Is Sharply Curtailed by New York Legislature – The New York Times

For young teenagers, New York State is calling the wedding off. The little-known law that for decades has […]