April 12, 2019

Feats and frustrations: 2019 developments in the battle against FGM

A major setback at the federal level after the Department of Justice declines to appeal the recent U.S. […]
March 21, 2019

AHA Foundation Campus Fellows Share How They Expand Students’ Horizons on North American Universities

The Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) works to alert and activate students about dangerous traditional practices such as female genital […]
March 20, 2019

Bill banning female genital mutilation in North Carolina clears first state Senate committee – JournalNow

A N.C. Senate bill that would ban female genital mutilation cleared its first committee step Tuesday. Senate Bill […]
March 13, 2019

Bill makes female cutting a crime in Iowa – RadioIowa

The Iowa Senate has unanimously voted to ban female genital mutilation and charge those who perform the procedure […]
March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day – A Day of Celebration and Renewed Commitment

The fight against women’s oppression and abuse is not a thing of the past. Even in the Western […]
February 28, 2019

Female Genital Mutilation Remains Legal Across Most Of Region While Idaho Eyes Legislation – Wyoming Public Media

Idaho may soon follow Colorado’s lead and pass legislation banning female genital mutilation. Late last year, a federal […]
February 28, 2019

Utah lawmaker files bill to stop genital mutilation on girls as young as 2 years old – KUTV

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Girls as young as two years old are being forced into genital mutilation […]
February 25, 2019

Female genital mutilation: Children to be taught dangers – BBC

Secondary school pupils in England will be taught about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2020. […]
February 20, 2019

Dr. Ellen Gruenbaum and F.A. Cole at the University of Michigan, “FGM Beyond Borders”

Video Link:   Event Description:   FGM Beyond Borders was a discussion focused on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): […]
February 19, 2019

New guidance on handling child bride petitions – APNewsBreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses […]
February 12, 2019

Christopher Chope, UK lawmaker who blocked FGM law, urged to resign – CNN International

A British Member of Parliament has faced cross-party commendation and calls to resign after blocking a law that […]
February 6, 2019

Cutting Away the Sexual Ferocity of Babies; A Blog by CTU Fellow on Zero Tolerance Policies for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Grace Roebuck is a junior at Vassar College and a fellow of AHA Foundation campus program, Critical Thinking […]
January 31, 2019

Protecting Girls from Genital Mutilation in Massachusetts

Since 2013, AHA Foundation has been working in the state of Massachusetts to criminalize female genital mutilation (FGM). […]
December 19, 2018

Ohio General Assembly passes measure prohibiting female genital mutilation for girls under age 18 – Cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio General Assembly has sent to Gov. John Kasich a bill that would make […]
December 19, 2018

British schoolgirls at risk of FGM during Christmas break – Reuters

The image above is a stock image. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As many families prepare to holiday […]
December 19, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Firing Line, exposing the issue of female […]
December 19, 2018

Girls taken to Uganda, Tanzania for ‘vacation cutting’ as Kenya cracks down on FGM – Reuters

The news article featured below is about an act called vacation cutting. This is when a girl is […]
December 11, 2018

Survivor voices “I just believe by now, civilization should have stopped such an act.”

Below you will find two videos of survivors speaking about being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). […]
December 6, 2018

With female genital mutilation ban gone, we need new legislation to protect at-risk girls – USA Today

For more than two decades, underage girls in this country have been federally protected from the horrific practice […]
November 27, 2018

‘US is moving backwards’: female genital mutilation ruling a blow to girls at risk – The Guardian

A historic ruling that declared unconstitutional a US law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), and dropped key charges against practitioners […]
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