September 25, 2013

In the more remote villages of Yemen, young brides are a hard-to-break tradition.

In the more remote villages of Yemen, young brides are a hard-to-break tradition. Read about the situation in […]
September 25, 2013

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah explains why getting kids to school is vital.

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah explains why getting kids to school is vital. Read his analysis here.
September 25, 2013

Women’s rights activist Phyllis Chesler describes her life in Afghanistan in the 1960s.

In a new book, An American Bride in Kabul, Phyllis Chesler writes about five months she spent in […]
September 25, 2013

In Afghanistan, child marriage and domestic violence harm progress.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai should take urgent action to fight child marriage and domestic violence or risk further […]
September 16, 2013

Yemeni authorities are investigating the death of an eight-year-old girl from internal bleeding on her wedding night and will prosecute those responsible, the government said, a case that has rekindled international outrage over child brides.

Yemeni authorities are investigating the death of an eight-year-old girl from internal bleeding on her wedding night and […]
September 12, 2013

The New York Times has a profile on one of our favorite champions for women’s rights, Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor in the UK who has done much to fight for women’s rights. We’re honored to have had Nazir speak at AHA Foundation conferences and to have him as an ally in our work.

The New York Times has a profile on one of our favorite champions for women’s rights, Nazir Afzal, […]
August 27, 2013

Taliban fighters have kidnapped a female parliamentarian who was travelling by car through Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province with her children, a local police commander said, the latest in a string of high-profile, violent attacks on women.

Taliban fighters have kidnapped a female parliamentarian who was travelling by car through Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province with […]
August 27, 2013

In Afghanistan, women are concerned that their rights will be increasingly repressed by a resurgent Taliban in the wake of a U.S. troops withdrawal.

In Afghanistan, women are concerned that their rights will be increasingly repressed by a resurgent Taliban in the […]
August 14, 2013

Teachers, doctors and airport staff need to be alert to the problem of forced marriages over the school holidays, the British government has warned.

Teachers, doctors and airport staff need to be alert to the problem of forced marriages over the school […]
August 14, 2013

In the United Kingdom, the government dealt with 114 cases of forced marriage last year that involved mentally disabled people – a number government experts admit is only the tip of the iceberg of a horrendous hidden problem.

In the United Kingdom, the government dealt with 114 cases of forced marriage last year that involved mentally […]
July 31, 2013

A comprehensive report by UNICEF on female genital mutilation finds a decline in the practice in certain countries (such as Kenya), but a rise in others (such as the Central African Republic).

A comprehensive report by UNICEF on female genital mutilation finds a decline in the practice in certain countries […]
July 31, 2013

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new documentary on the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country.

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new documentary on the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in […]
July 31, 2013

Women in Pakistan’s Swat valley are making history, and perhaps some powerful enemies, by convening an all-female jirga, a forum for resolving disputes usually reserved for men.

Women in Pakistan’s Swat valley are making history, and perhaps some powerful enemies, by convening an all-female jirga, […]
July 16, 2013

In the Sunday Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali pleads for a detection system to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom.

In the Sunday Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali pleads for a detection system to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
July 16, 2013

In an interview with Israel Hayom, Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues the Arab and Islamic world needs fundamental reforms from the bottom up.

In an interview with Israel Hayom, Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues the Arab and Islamic world need fundamental reforms […]
July 16, 2013

In Afghanistan, the story of Sarah Gul’s early forced marriage and abuse by her in-laws shocked the public but now her tormentors are free and Gul once again fears for her safety.

In Afghanistan, the story of Sarah Gul’s early forced marriage and abuse by her in-laws shocked the public […]
July 16, 2013

Women’s rights groups fear the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the political fold may mean a step back in time for the country’s women.

Women’s rights groups fear the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the political fold may mean […]
July 16, 2013

Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her.

Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her. The […]
July 16, 2013

The Eurasia Review devotes attention to the dangers facing women in Pakistan, where women are often unseen, unheard–and targeted for violence.

The Eurasia Review devotes attention to the dangers facing women in Pakistan, where women are often unseen, unheard–and […]
July 16, 2013

U.S. Representatives Roby (R-Alabama) and Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) write that gains for women’s rights in Afghanistan are increasingly at risk as the U.S. considers withdrawing its troops.

U.S. Representatives Roby (R-Alabama) and Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) write that gains for women’s rights in Afghanistan are increasingly at […]
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