January 17, 2023

Jacob Mchangama: “Privileging Blasphemy Norms Over Open Inquiry Plays Into the Hands of Religious Fundamentalists” – Reason Magazine

Hamline University has received considerable backlash for not renewing the employment of a scholar who showed an allegedly […]
January 13, 2023

New university hosting ‘forbidden courses’ in effort to promote intellectual freedom – Campus Reform

The University of Austin in Texas is embracing controversial topics with a summer program called ” The Forbidden Courses.” The […]
January 13, 2023

We hope this will be the year for EU-wide action on violence against women – Irish MEP in The Journal

2023 HAS THE potential to be another deadly year for women. The killing of Bruna Fonseca in Cork […]
January 13, 2023

Police ‘shy away from honour-based abuse cases because they fear being labelled racists’ – The Telegraph

Police sometimes do not deal with victims of honour-based abuse because of their fears of being accused of […]
January 10, 2023

AHA Foundation’s Top 5 Blogs of 2022

Published 1/13/2023 These are the stories that resonated most with our supporters in 2022. We want to re-share […]
December 16, 2022

Child marriage is still legal in Michigan as fight continues to change the law – WXYZ Detroit

The age minimum for getting married in Michigan may shock you. Technically it is age zero. There is […]
December 9, 2022

A Year of Amazing Impact, All Thanks To You: AHA Foundation’s 2022 Achievements

Published 15/12/2022 2022 has been a dizzying and sometimes scary year for all of us. From the continuing […]
December 8, 2022

AHA Foundation honored for work against FGM by LawWorks as recipient of their Best International Pro Bono Award 2022

Published 8/12/2022 The team at AHA Foundation was honored and humbled to receive, alongside our partners at the […]
December 6, 2022

Strengthen Opposition to Female Genital Mutilation – AHA Senior Director in DC Journal

AHA Foundation’s Senior Director Amanda Parker co-wrote with Andrea Bottner a call to stand up against the injustice […]
December 5, 2022

US Man Married 20 Young Girls, Including His Daughter; Also Accused of Child Trafficking: Report – Jagran English

A 46-year-old American man has been accused of marrying several young girls, including his own daughter, according to […]
December 5, 2022

More than 400 West Yorkshire honour based crimes in two years – Telegraph and Argus

There have been more than 400 honour based abuse crimes in the past two years in West Yorkshire. […]
December 5, 2022

Liberia: FGM Bush Schools Still Operational Despite Three-Year Moratorium – FrontPage Africa

Schools are now open in Liberia, but 14-year-old Tutugirl has not joined her classmates. Tutugirl says it has […]
December 5, 2022

Female genital mutilation: What it will take to end a dangerous tradition? – France 24

More than 200 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) across 30 countries, according to […]
November 7, 2022

UK joins international treaty to prevent violence against women – BBC News

After a 10 year delay, an international treaty to combat violence against women has been integrated into UK […]
November 3, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: On my birthday, you can help AHA Foundation unlock $50,000

Dear Friend, Last month, AHA Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary. 15 years! I can hardly believe that it’s […]
November 2, 2022

The Oxymoron of Child Marriage in the United States – Sophie Forstner in Brown Political Review

In spring of this year, Tennessee legislators proposed a bill to create alternative legal pathways to marriage that […]
November 2, 2022

Iran protests rage on in defiance of crackdown – France 24

Iranians staged new protest actions to denounce the country’s theocratic regime in defiance of a crackdown that is […]
November 2, 2022

Thank goodness we have Scottish courts defending free speech – Murdo Fraser in The Scotsman

It was Voltaire’s biographer, rather than the man himself, who came up with the phrase: “I hate what […]
October 18, 2022

AHA Celebrates 15 Years of Defending Freedoms in the U.S. Watch Our Anniversary Video and Read a Special Message from Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Note: this post was adapted from our October 2022 newsletter. Dear Friend, This is a very special day. […]
October 18, 2022

September 2022 Newsletter: AHA and Ayaan Hirsi Ali respond to Salman Rushdie attack

Dear Friend, Last month, I was horrified at the news of the brutal attack on Salman Rushdie. I […]