Dear AHA Foundation Supporter,
One of the most important facets of our work is ensuring that when a girl reaches out to a professional, her brave act of seeking help will be met with the knowledge needed to keep her safe. But thousands of professionals around the country have not had a chance to learn how to recognize and prevent honor violence. To fill this critical need we have launched the first online training program for professionals likely to encounter victims of honor violence. Policemen, guidance counselors, or domestic violence workers are now able to take our interactive training program – free of charge, at their own convenience, receiving AHA Foundation certification for completed courses from anywhere in the country. Stay tuned, we’ll soon add more courses to our existing program.
Earlier this month I had the good fortune to speak with the Lions of Judah from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. I spent the morning with women who share my passion for human rights. This was an opportunity to reflect back on my journey toward the creation of the AHA Foundation.
I hope you’ll take a moment to check out our compilation of recent articles and films that are currently available for viewing – including last night’s Oscar winner “A Girl in the River”, all bringing light to honor violence around the world. We’ve highlighted a handful that we particularly wanted to put on your radar. Don’t forget you can always find even more news on the AHA Foundation website.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Founder, The AHA Foundation