Newsletters


October 11, 2021

October 2021 Newsletter: First FGM trial in U.S. dismissed; we lost a battle but will fight on to win the war

October 11 was declared the International Day of the Girl Child almost 10 years ago. Though we have […]
October 7, 2021

September 2021 Newsletter: For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I want to thank those taking a stand against Islamic extremism

Twenty years ago, the world froze as we came face to face with true terror. From the front […]
October 7, 2021

July/August 2021 Newsletter: A thank you to those who dedicated their summer to fighting to end gender-based violence and protect freedom of speech

As we finally reemerge after a year of lockdowns, most people are taking advantage of this summer to […]
June 29, 2021

June Newsletter: Stories from those who are defending our freedoms in the U.S.

During this time of the year, with July 4th just around the corner, I get teary-eyed thinking about […]
May 29, 2021

May Newsletter: The shocking moment you first realize FGM and child marriage happen in the U.S.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage, two practices that violate human rights, can seem like foreign concepts […]
April 23, 2021

April Newsletter: Child marriage legislation and how you can help; Former Danish journalist Flemming Rose defends freedom of speech

There are few times that are more crucial for the protection of girls than right now in the […]
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 26, 2021

March Newsletter: Egyptian photographer talks about her award-winning photo essay on FGM; CTF 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 […]
March 14, 2021

March Newsletter: Egyptian photographer talks about her award-winning photo es; CTF 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 23, 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 […]
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 […]