November 23, 2023

Protected: This year, AHA Foundation tended the flame of liberty with your help: AHA’s 2023 achievements

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October 3, 2023

“We have to share the truth about FGM—the unnecessary pain and trauma it causes. We must help the voiceless to speak. We must educate.” Raha’s inspiring story of surviving FGM and becoming a champion for women’s rights.

Published 10/3/2023 Raha Europ was born to Somalian parents in a Kenyan refugee camp, where she lived until […]
August 24, 2023

AHA’s new Development Associate Susanna McIntyre has an inspiring message for you: “Never underestimate your influence. Together, we can combat these injustices and be a beacon of hope and progress.”

Published 9/1/2023 Susanna McIntyre joined the AHA team last month as our new Development Associate. A long time […]
March 7, 2023

After their genitals were cut, some women search for healing – ABC News

After their genitals were cut, some women search for healing CAIRO — She remembers it all: How female relatives […]
February 9, 2023

Bill in state legislature aims to stop female genital mutilation – The Northern Light

Bill in state legislature aims to stop female genital mutilation People who perform female genital mutilation on a […]
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 […]
April 27, 2022

Filmmaker Emanuela Zuccalà on her New Documentary about FGM in Liberia: “I find it absurd that even today there are states where this harmful practice is still widespread.”

Filmmaker Emanuela Zuccalà on her new documentary about FGM in Liberia: “I find it absurd that even today […]
March 10, 2022

D.C. Council Considers Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation – The Washington Informer

Ward 3 D.C. Council-member Mary Cheh has authored a bill that would ban female genital mutilation in the […]
March 1, 2022

In Somaliland, COVID brings ‘cutters’ door to door for girls – AP

HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Safia Ibrahim’s business was in trouble. COVID-19 had taken hold in Somaliland, in the […]
February 24, 2022

Decline in FGM among Egypt’s young women recorded by UN – The National

The results of a UN survey conducted in Egypt in 2021 have shown a sharp decline in the […]
February 10, 2022

Justice Department, ICE, and the FBI Recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – 7thSpace

The Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC), including the Justice Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions […]
February 10, 2022


Anti-FGM campaigners rallied in Southwark Park on February 6 to raise awareness and protest against FGM. Female Genital […]
February 10, 2022

Covid-19 blamed for rise in female ‘cut’ and early marriages – The Standard (Kenya)

The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), leading to school dropouts and early marriages. […]
February 8, 2022

Why we must protect women and girls from violent practices – World Economic Forum

Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead for the World Economic Forum Women’s Health Initiative, reports on the dangers of female […]
October 6, 2021

Take Action: Demand Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.

Last updated 8-11-2023 Although female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a human rights violation, 9 states […]
October 6, 2021

Counselor at AHA Foundation on Girls Facing Abuse: “The circumstances they endure can often be life or death”

For a girl who has been surrounded her whole life by family and friends who shame and threaten her, AHA Foundation case managers working at our Helpline can be the first to offer support. These case managers’ impact on the lives of at-risk girls is immeasurable, and few know this better than Egypt Leithman.
August 27, 2021

‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline in Leeds – The Guardian

One night 14 years ago, Hawa Bah crept out of her house in Guinea and slipped into the darkness. She […]
August 25, 2021

Memoir balances beauty of Somali childhood with brutality of ritual genital mutilation – SF Chronicle Datebook

Even though it’s been nearly 30 years since Shugri Said Salh left her native Somalia, fleeing the East […]
August 16, 2021

Ekiti Assembly plans stricter sanctions against FGM – The Guardian Nigeria

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has said that it will pass a law that provides for stricter […]