Newsletters


July 18, 2022

June 2022 Newsletter: I want to show you the impact your support makes possible

Dear Friend, Before I share this month’s news and blogs with you, I want to quickly remind you […]
July 18, 2022

May 2022 Newsletter: Rekindling the spark of inquiry in the young

Dear Friend, So much of the work I do now is inspired by being a mother. I want […]
July 18, 2022

April 2022 Newsletter: New legal guide for FGM survivors, upcoming events on burning issues, blogs that call for end of child marriage and more

Dear Friend, It hardly feels like it has been four months since the beginning of the year, and […]
July 18, 2022

March 2022 Newsletter: On International Women’s Day, I celebrate two brave warriors for the rights of women and girls in the U.S.

Dear Friend, I have spent most of my adult life advocating for the rights of women and girls. […]
February 7, 2022

February 2022 Newsletter: our groundbreaking new initiative to help FGM survivors

Dear Friend, Today is a day very close to my heart: the International Day of Zero Tolerance for […]
January 17, 2022

January 2022 Newsletter: Muslim reformer Raheel Raza challenges Islamist teachings; Join me at one of 4 campus webinars this month; AHA’s top 2021 blogs

Dear Friend, I hope you and your loved ones had a lovely holiday period and have started off […]
January 17, 2022

December 2021 Newsletter: This holiday season, AHA Foundation soars to new heights with your support

Dear Friend, The past 18 months or so have been a whirlwind. Through it all, the team at […]
January 17, 2022

November 2021 Newsletter: This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for freedom—and to all those who help spread it

Dear Friend, Being able to live a life free of abuse and oppression will always be one of […]
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 […]