July 1, 2020

UN Calls for End to Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide – VOA News

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage […]
June 26, 2020

Female genital mutilation: Report shows 68,000 victims in Germany – Deutsche Welle

The amount of women and girls in Germany who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased to […]
June 18, 2020

India drafting law to increase nuptial age of girls – Anadolu Agency

Even as India has become home to the largest number of child brides in the world, it has […]
June 10, 2020

Iran Criminalizes Child Abuse After Outrage Over Killing of Teenage Girl – New York Times

After 11 years of stalling, Iran passed a law on Sunday making it a crime to emotionally or […]
June 8, 2020

A Daughter Is Beheaded, and Iran Asks if Women Have a Right to Safety – The New York Times

Before he beheaded his 14-year-old daughter with a farming sickle, Reza Ashrafi called a lawyer. His daughter, Romina, […]
June 5, 2020

Despite recent historic gains in ending FGM, Somalia sees dramatic increase – The World

During the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, activists in some countries made historic gains in the fight to stop the […]
June 5, 2020

Egypt to prosecute doctor, father over genital cutting of three girls – Reuters

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Egyptian authorities have said they will prosecute the father of three girls who […]
May 26, 2020

Somalia sees “massive” rise in FGM during lockdown and Ramadan – Reuters

LONDON, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somalia’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a huge increase in female […]
May 26, 2020

Guest view: End child marriage – The Daily Record

Gathering support and momentum to enact change is often arduous, and overcoming the status quo can require years […]
May 26, 2020

Activists Call For Investigation Into Case Of Female Genital Mutilation, Saying It Would Be A First For Russia – RFERL

The girl screamed and struggled but was held down by medical staff and her stepmother when female genital […]
May 26, 2020

Pakistani Police Hunt for Killer of Two Teenage Girls Seen in Kissing Video – New York Times

PESHAWAR — Pakistani police have launched a manhunt following the murder of two teenage girls who were seen […]
May 26, 2020

Jump in forced marriages feared after UK lockdown – Reuters

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British charities working to end forced marriage have seen a spike […]
May 21, 2020

May Newsletter: Why child marriage remains legal across the nation; Tulane University interns amplify our work; You can double your impact and more

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, I am thrilled about new victories for our movement. Two states—Pennsylvania and Minnesota—passed legislation […]
May 16, 2020

U.S. online marriages feared providing cover for child brides – Reuters

NEW YORK, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two U.S. states have banned child marriage this month, but […]
March 26, 2020

March Newsletter: Wyoming bans FGM, American artist on overcoming adversity, and more.

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, A lot has changed in all of our lives since my last message to […]
February 26, 2020

February Newsletter: Iraqi refugee fights authoritarian regimes, MA supporter makes a change in his state, My speech at CU Boulder

Last month, I was thrilled to be back on a college campus and connect with my supporters! If […]
December 10, 2019

The 12 States That Risk Becoming Destinations for Performing FGM

Twelve states and Washington, D.C. continuously fail to protect women and girls from female genital mutilation (FGM). Horrifically, […]
November 18, 2019

Joanna Vergoth Helps Survivors Deal With the Psychological Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation

Joanna Vergoth is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in trauma. For the last 20 years she has dedicated herself […]
November 5, 2019

Female Genital Mutilation: A Survivor’s Story at Texas Tech University

Video Link:   Event Description:   Female Genital Mutilation: A Survivor’s Story took place Tuesday, November 5 at […]
October 26, 2019

October Newsletter: Ayaan speaks at Pepperdine University, U.S.-born FGM survivor tells her story, and a progress update on the fight against FGM in the U.S.

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, On International Day of the Girl Child last week, thousands of supporters, people like you, […]
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