February 22, 2022

“There is a very clear will to end FGM in the U.S., we just need the resources to finish it.” AHA Veteran Amanda Parker on 15 Years of the Fight Against FGM

Published 03/02/2022 This year marks the 15th anniversary of Ayaan Hirsi Ali founding AHA Foundation. Since the very […]
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


Campaigners rallied in Southwark Park on February 6 to raise awareness and protest against FGM. Female Genital Mutilation […]
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 […]
January 27, 2022

Lawyer Adijatu Kamara Discusses AHA’s New Legal Guides For FGM Survivors: “We hope that [they] will serve as an eye-opener to the practice of FGM in its basic form.”

Published 2/3/2022 A major part of our work at AHA Foundation is to end female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
January 24, 2022

AHA Foundation Releases New Legal Guides for FGM Survivors. AHA’s George Zarubin: “To the survivors of FGM, I want to express my admiration for your strength and resilience in the face of true horror. I hope that these guides will help you find justice.”

Published 2/3/2022 A major part of our work at AHA Foundation is to end female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
January 17, 2022

Death of a friend’s sister after female genital mutilation inspires award-winning app – BusinessGhana

What if girls and women who are at risk of or have survived female genital mutilation (FGM) could receive the […]
January 17, 2022

UN steps up to fight against FGM, gender-based violence in Somalia – IPPMEDIA

The United Nations has partnered with a leading non-governmental organisation to step up the fight against female genital […]
December 29, 2021

Oxford Against Cutting speaks out against harmful practices – Oxford Mail

THE PANDEMIC has resulted in many more women becoming vulnerable to domestic abuse and other harmful practices. Oxford Against […]
December 29, 2021

FGM rescue center: 106 girls escaping forced FGM granted refuge – KTN News Kenya

November 29, 2021

“AHA Foundation is the perfect collaborator.” American Medical Association Doctor Discusses AMA/AHA Partnership to Fight Female Genital Mutilation

Published 12/07/2021 AHA Foundation is proud to announce that our groundbreaking online training program for combating female genital […]
November 26, 2021

How COVID-19 borders drove Perth family to seek female genital mutilation on home soil – WA Today

On a seemingly typical weekday in the summer school holidays, a new mother took her two-week-old girl to […]
November 25, 2021

Hackney school praised for tackling topics of abuse and FGM – Hackney Gazette

A Hackney school has won praise from a campaigner for its efforts to stamp out Female Genital Mutilation […]
November 22, 2021

AHA Foundation Wins a 3-Year Grant from Department of Justice to Fight FGM/C in Chicago North Side

Published 12/07/2021 AHA Foundation recently received the news that we have won a 3-year federal grant from the […]
November 18, 2021

I’ve Fought FGM for 20 Years. It Terrifies Me How Many Girls Have Been Cut During COVID-19 – Dr Leyla Hussein in Global Citizen

I often say I would never recommend activism as a career path for anyone. It is truly gruelling, […]
October 29, 2021

Counterweight Connects with Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Counterweight Media

Earlier this year, Ayaan spoke with Counterweight Media to discuss extremist ideologies. She drew upon her own experience […]
October 6, 2021

Our Reaction to the First Federal FGM Case Dismissal: We Lost a Battle, But Are Resolute in Winning This War

10-06-2021 United States of America v. Nagarwala, et al (17-20274) Eastern District of Michigan United States District Court […]
October 6, 2021

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

Updated 02-04-2021 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.