Newsletters


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; CTU 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; CTU 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 […]
July 14, 2020

July Newsletter: Online marriage licenses can be exploited for child and forced marriage; In her church community, young AHA donor raises awareness of FGM

During these trying times, the well-being of our country is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. My op-ed […]
June 14, 2020

June Newsletter: Pennsylvania bans child marriage with help of Jesse Topper; AHA says goodbye to helpline manager

The fight to ban child marriage across the U.S. has been a long, grueling battle. For years, AHA […]
May 21, 2020

May Newsletter: Why child marriage remains legal across the nation; Tulane University interns amplify our work; You can double your impact and more

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I am thrilled about new victories for our movement. Two states—Pennsylvania and Minnesota—passed legislation […]