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 […]
September 14, 2020

September Newsletter: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on 9/11 and how she became a staunch defender of freedom of speech; Our long-time supporter, Ambassador Bremer shares about standing up for women’s rights in Iraq

When tragedy engulfed New York City on this day 19 years ago, it felt like the world stopped […]
September 15, 2018

September Newsletter: AHA Foundation files Amucis Curiae in first ever prosecuted FGM case, Bipartisan coalition urges Congress to add anti-FGM language to VAWA, McGill University professor sheds light on child marriage in the U.S., and more

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, After defense lawyers challenged the federal law’s constitutionality in the first-ever prosecuted female genital mutilation […]
September 25, 2015

Petition to End Honor Violence; Reflections from Our Executive Director

  Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, Many of you have already signed our petition to say that honor violence in the […]
May 20, 2015

Vacation Cutting Season, “Heretic” in Europe and Canada, Empowering Essay Quotes and More

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I would like to use this issue of our newsletter to provide an update […]
April 16, 2015

“Inspired by Ayaan” Top Essays, “Heretic” in the US, Eric Schmidt Challenge and More

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, Spring is the time many of us are inspired by the colorful changes we […]
March 18, 2015

“Heretic” Available for Pre-Order, AHA Book Club Recommendations, Launch of Eric Schmidt Challenge and More

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I am proud to share with you today that my new book Heretic: Why […]
February 25, 2015

Interview with Ruth Trotter, Aneela Arshed Gives Voice to Women and Girls, Q&A with Ayaan and More

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I have dedicated my life to speaking out when my conscience guides me to […]
January 21, 2015

Ayaan Talks Freedom of Expression, Discussion with “The Price of Honor” Co-Director, Gender Equality as a Weapon Against Extremism and More

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, In the wake of the New Year, terrorist acts in Paris were followed by […]
December 17, 2014

A Look Back at 2014, New FGM Legislation in Massachusetts, Our Executive Director Testifies Before the Canadian Senate and More

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, As the end of the year approaches, I recall the Foundation’s beginnings – five […]
November 7, 2014

Matching Gift Campaign, FGM in the US and Abroad, A Day in the Life of our Executive Director and More

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, Today, I’m thrilled to be able to share with you some exciting news at […]