October 6, 2021

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

Updated 10-06-2021 10 states plus Washington, D.C. in the U.S. still do not have any laws protecting girls […]
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 […]
August 9, 2021

Dangerous Price of COVID Rules for Women, Children in Africa – WebMD

Aug. 6, 2021 — Sean Callaghan recalls the moment in late February 2020, sitting around a table with […]
August 6, 2021

No Vaccine to End the Shadow Pandemic of Gender-Based Violence – New Security Beat

Surge in Gender-Based Violence In Francophone Africa and around the world, GBV is intensifying in COVID-19’s wake, a “shadow pandemic” […]
July 9, 2021

“FGM – is not a woman’s issue; it is everyone’s issue” – Lexology

Crime-Stoppers are running a three-week campaign from 5 July 2021 to 25 July 2021. They are piloting two […]
June 14, 2021

Joy as girl who escaped the ‘cut’ 12 years ago reunites with family – The Star

Tears of joy rolled freely down the eyes of Sylvia Keeiz Kosikil as she was reunited with her […]
June 14, 2021

UNFPA-UNICEF renew fight against FGM in the Nigerian State of Imo – The Nation

The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm over upsurge of female Genital Mutilation in the […]
June 10, 2021

Helping women and girls claim their bodily autonomy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – UNFPA

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Lisa* was orphaned as a child and raised by her sister and […]
June 10, 2021

15 new cases of female genital mutilation reported in Portsmouth in the last year – Portsmouth News

According to data from NHS Digital around 15 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were seen by NHS […]
May 27, 2021

Why does FGM happen and where is it legal? – Metro

Mila Marwa has opened up on the show as she worries that her younger sister is to receive the […]
April 29, 2021

North Carolina State University: FGM/C The Hidden Practice That Changes Lives

Watch: Event Description: Speakers F.A. Cole, FGM survivor, Mariya Taher, FGM survivor and Sahiyo Founder, Amanda Parker, AHA […]
April 19, 2021

Help Decide the Future of Child Marriage and Other Dangerous Practices in the U.S.

As hard as it is to believe, children are married every day in the U.S.  Nearly 300,000 children […]
April 16, 2021

Indiana poised to ban cultural practice of female genital mutilation – The Times of Northwest Indiana

Indiana is set to become the 40th state to criminalize the practice of female genital mutilation. The General […]
April 6, 2021

Context Beyond the Headlines Interviews AHA Senior Director Amanda Parker on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s day, the Canadian news program Context Beyond the Headlines interviewed AHA’s Senior Director Amanda Parker. […]
March 24, 2021

The Toll of Female Genital Mutilation Through the Eyes of an Award-Winning Photographer and FGM Survivor

03/24/2021 Discussing female genital mutilation (FGM) and seeing visuals that depict the practice can be uncomfortable for many […]
March 23, 2021

Egypt’s Senate approves new anti-FGM bill – Egypt Today

CAIRO – 21 March 2021: Egypt’s Senate (the Upper House of the Parliament), chaired by Speaker Counselor Abdel, […]
March 14, 2021

March Newsletter: Egyptian photographer talks about her award-winning photo es; CTF fellow describes his fight for freedom of speech at UConn

Discussing female genital mutilation (FGM) can be uncomfortable for many people, and seeing visuals that depict the practice […]