February 2, 2023

#MenEndFGM! International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – UN Population Fund

Rooted in gender inequality, female genital mutilation limits opportunities for women and girls around the world to exercise […]
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 11, 2023

“Freedom is not controversial, it is universal.” AHA’s New Board Chairman Rosa Zeegers on Her Life, Career, and Hopes for AHA’s Future

Published 1/16/2023 Rosa Zeegers has known our Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali for over two decades. In that time, […]
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 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 30, 2022

Sara’s Story, Part 2: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S. on Why She Fights to Change the Laws That Allowed Her Abuse: “These [current] laws put minors into an impossible legal situation, and expose them to multiple forms of abuse.”

Published 12/1/2022 Sara Tasneem was trapped in a marriage with a stranger when she was just 15 years […]
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 7, 2022

Sara’s Story, Part 1: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S. On Her Ordeal and How She Won Her Freedom: “Being married to an older man was like being a prisoner. I didn’t even have control over my own body.”

Published 11/7/2022 Sara Tasneem was trapped in a marriage with a stranger when she was just 15 years […]
November 7, 2022

Bayor Chantal Ngoltoingar was told she would die if she ever spoke out about undergoing FGM. This is her story of survival—and refusing to be silenced.

Published 11/7/2022 Growing up in Chad, Bayor Chantal Ngoltoingar had a happy childhood—until the day she was forced […]
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 […]