October 5, 2022

Honour-based abuse victims ask for help after escaping their abusers – Hull Live

The number of callers suffering from honour-based abuse fell last year – but more victims asked for help […]
August 15, 2022

Will Massachusetts’s Stand Against Child Marriage Spur the Rest of the Nation to Act Against this Child Abuse?

Published 8/16/2022 On July 28, Massachusetts finally banned child marriage after years of activism from AHA Foundation and […]
June 14, 2022

A Major Milestone in Protecting U.S. Women and Girls: AHA’s Advocacy Leader on the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Published 6/17/2022 In March, a major achievement in the fight for women’s rights in the U.S. was reached. […]
March 9, 2022

Maryland must not fail to outlaw child marriage a seventh time | GUEST COMMENTARY – The Baltimore Sun

I am an American who has lived my whole life in my beloved state of Maryland. I want […]
December 29, 2021

Lesbian risks life and flees Afghanistan to escape forced marriage to cruel Taliban brute – Pink News

Rabia was just 15-years-old when she became engaged to a Taliban officer against her will in a small […]
December 29, 2021

Pakistani Men Force Minority Girls Into Marriage & Push Them Into Prostitution: Report – RepublicWorld

In a major embarrassment for the Imran Khan-led government, a UK parliamentary panel report has exposed the condition of Pakistani women from […]
November 25, 2021

In Pakistan, minority girls and women are being forced into marriages and religious conversions – Aleteia

Girls and women from religious minorities continue to be victims of forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan, with […]
October 30, 2021

Early Marriage, Teen Pregnancy As Threats to Girl-Child Education – Leadership

A UNESCO report released on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October) shows […]
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 16, 2021

North Carolina is a destination for child marriage. A new bill could change that – The Guardian

Known for its coastlines, mountains and the state that was “first in flight”, North Carolina has also developed a more […]
May 25, 2021

“I never thought I’d be working to end child marriage right here in the U.S.”

Seeing the effects of child marriage first-hand early in her career, AHA Foundation’s Brooke Bumgarner found a calling […]
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 5, 2021

University of Connecticut: Free Speech and Minority Rights: Perspectives of a Danish Blasphemer and an American Homosexual

Watch: Event Description:  This panel, “Free Speech and Minority Rights: Perspectives of a Danish Blasphemer and an American […]
February 11, 2021

Ohio University: How Can We End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? A survivor’s perspective

Watch: Event Description:  Nimco Ali is a British Somali feminist, social activist, and survivor of female genital mutilation […]
December 10, 2020

Fighting for Her Dreams: How Shagufa Found Freedom from Forced Marriage

At the age of 16, Shagufa, then living in Afghanistan, was forced into a marriage with a man […]
December 10, 2020

‘These Girls Are Being Cut and Married in Droves’ – The New York Times

A deep, sonorous melody pierces the night sky when young Samburu warriors celebrate an impending marriage. These songs, […]
November 13, 2020

Maharashtra, India: 214 child marriages stopped amid lockdown – The Free Press Journal

In a bid to end the harmful practice of child marriage across Maharashtra, the Women and Child Development […]
November 5, 2020

American University: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: How One Woman Turned Her Pain into Advocacy

Watch:   Event Description:  A survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM), child sexual assault, and rape, F.A. Cole […]
October 7, 2020

Surviving Child Marriage in the United States: Yes, it happens here too. Legally.

Event Description: This event screened a short film called “Speaking Frankly: Child Marriage” by CBS Originals and featured […]
October 6, 2020

Coronavirus risks ‘greatest surge in child marriages in 25 years’ – BBC News

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a spike in child marriages globally, reversing 25 years of progress on […]