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

Film Screening at The University of Pennsylvania: Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Event Description: On February 26, 2020 College Republicans, with support from CTF, screened Islam and the Future of […]
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 […]
February 22, 2020

Harvard University: Make America Dinner Again (MADA) Roundtable Discussion

Event Description: On February 22, 2020, ten students with diverging viewpoints at Harvard University gathered to eat dinner […]
December 10, 2019

The 10 States That Risk Becoming Destinations for FGM

Last updated: 11-04-2021 Take Action: Demand Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S. Although female genital […]
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, […]
October 10, 2019

Kentucky Survivor Breaks Silence About Genital Mutilation

I am a white, Christian woman who was born and raised in the United States. When I was […]
October 1, 2019

The (Transformative) Power of Women at Pepperdine University

Video Link:   Event Description:   After facing repeated attempts, some of which were successful, to ban her […]
September 12, 2019

Books Not Bombs: Translating the Western Canon for the Islamic World at University of Texas at Austin

Video Link:   Event Description:   On September 12, 2019, Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar gave a lecture about the […]
August 27, 2019

August newsletter: Ban FGM by 2020 campaign launched, Senior Director attends ALEC conference, Direct helpline provides necessary

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, This month, we launched a challenge both to legislators and to you, our loyal […]
July 27, 2019

July newsletter: Join AHA Foundation’s campus program, Rep. Maloney stands up for women’s rights in the U.S., Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signs anti-FGM legislation

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, Last month, we celebrated Pennsylvania finally banning female genital mutilation (FGM). O ur Executive Director, […]
July 2, 2019

‘Every day has been hell’ since ‘honour killing’ of Banaz Mahmod – BBC

The image above is a stock image. The sister of a Muslim woman murdered in a so-called honour […]
June 27, 2019

June newsletter: Arkansas passes one of the most comprehensive anti-FGM bills, Is your state’s FGM ban effective?, Pennsylvania moves to become the 34th state to ban FGM

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, Because of supporters like you, the movement against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the […]
June 17, 2019

30 States Have Inadequate Anti-FGM Legislation. Here’s What They Can Do to Make the Grade.

Over the past two decades, the number of girls estimated to have undergone or be at risk of […]
May 21, 2019

May Newsletter: Former UK politician uses her expertise to fight FGM in the U.S., CTF fellow faces backlash over planning campus event, South Carolina criminalizes FGM

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter, This month, South Carolina became the 33rd state to ban female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
April 23, 2019

HATE: Why We Should Combat It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, at University of Notre Dame

Video Link: Watch our CTF event LIVE at the University of Notre Dame featuring Former ACLU president Nadine […]