January 7, 2018

In south India, a 20-year-old survivor of honor killing turns crusader – Reuters

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kausalya and her husband of eight months were shown no mercy when […]
December 20, 2017

AHA Foundation 2017 Annual Report
Celebrating 10 Years of Life-Saving Work
and Revealing the Vision for the Next Ten Years

Ten years ago, Ayaan Hirsi Ali founded the AHA Foundation to protect women and girls from honor violence […]
October 30, 2017

Representative Dave Trott Fights for Stronger Legislation Against Female Genital Mutilation, “I want to ensure our girls are safe”

The AHA Foundation was honored to sit down with Representative Dave Trott’s office last month to discuss the […]
September 20, 2017

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow is Not Afraid to Do the Right Thing to Combat Forced Marriage

Laura Vidal, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow Laura Vidal is a Social Worker with a Masters in Human […]
September 20, 2017

After Honor Killing of Noor Almaleki, Ending Honor Violence in the U.S. Became Detective Boughey’s Life Purpose

This month, the AHA Foundation sat down with Detective Chris Boughey of the Peoria Police Department to discuss […]
July 19, 2017

Books that Have Inspired Us: AHA’s Summer Reading Recommendations

A good book can take you into another person’s world. At the AHA Foundation we encourage supporters to […]
June 22, 2017

U.S. Campuses Harbor Censorship, Obstruct Free Speech in Battle of Ideas

Zouhair giving a speech at his university. By Zouhair Mazouz, Director of Campus Initiatives at the AHA Foundation […]
June 22, 2017

Female Genital Cutting Case in Michigan Urges State Legislators to Enact Anti-FGM Law

By Amanda Parker, Senior Director of the AHA Foundation The AHA Foundation has successfully worked with many states […]
June 22, 2017

Shocked About Child Marriage in Massachusetts, High School Student Takes Action to Help Stop the Abuse

In Massachusetts between 2010 and 2014 almost 200 children, mostly girls were married, some as young as 15. […]
April 12, 2017

An Interview With Eris Perese, Author of Abbey’s Search for Sanctuary

 This month, we interviewed Eris Perese, author of Abbey's Search for Sanctuary. Ms. Perese became inspired to raise […]
March 22, 2017

Meet George Zarubin, AHA Foundation’s New Executive Director

The AHA Foundation is thrilled to announce that after an extensive search, George Zarubin has been chosen to […]
January 24, 2017

AHA’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

With the new year, we invite you to look back with us and catch up on the AHA […]
January 24, 2017

Amidst Torrential Rainfall and Floods, 10,000 People Show Up to Hear Ayaan Speak at MPSF Speaker Series in California

Earlier this month, AHA Foundation's program manager Kendall had an opportunity to listen to Ayaan give a speech […]
January 24, 2017

An Interview with Qadar Issa, Survivor of Kidnapping and Honor Violence

Honor violence most often hurts women and girls, but it can also affect men and boys. One of […]
December 22, 2016

2016 Annual Report

From Ayaan’s vision of a future where women and girls are free to live lives of their own […]
December 13, 2016

Khadija Gbla, Survivor of Female Genital Mutilation, Turned Her Anger with Injustice Into Action to Protect Girls at Risk of FGM

Since she was only 13 years old, FGM survivor Khadija Gbla has been an outspoken advocate working to […]
November 16, 2016

With her First Novel, “Stained,” Abda Khan Gives Voice and Hope to Thousands Suffering in the Name of Honor

In her first novel Stained, Abda Khan, a British-Pakistani lawyer, portrays the struggles of an immigrant girl who […]
October 19, 2016

AHA Donor Spotlight: “I Choose to Support this Organization…Because I Choose to Support Ayaan Hirsi Ali”

By Karen Boone I was born in England in 1962, but moved to Nairobi, Kenya when I was […]
October 19, 2016

AHA Foundation Trainings: On a Mission to Make the US a Safer Place to Be a Girl

A battered but undeterred stay-at-home-mom stashing money into a cereal box to save enough to leave her abusive […]
October 18, 2016

Five Things About Honor Violence You Need to Know

#1 Not all honor violence results in killings Honor killings are the most extreme form of honor violence. […]
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