Dear AHA Foundation Supporter,
On International Day of the Girl Child last week, thousands of supporters, people like you, read and shared a blog written by a courageous, U.S.-born, white, Christian woman who underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a little girl and turned to advocacy to protect other girls in the U.S. from this horrendous practice. If you missed her blog, you can find it here.
On October 1, I spoke about the transformative power of women at Pepperdine University. My experience from growing up in Somalia is a testament to the importance of girls’ education and the urgent need to confront the cultural norms that keep women oppressed and out of school. My team wrote a recap of my speaking engagement here.
I look forward to sharing a video from this event with you as soon as it becomes available.
If you have not yet had a chance to renew your gift this year, please support our campaign Ban FGM in the U.S. by 2020
. You are the force behind this movement.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Founder