April 5, 2016

Child Marriage in the United States

Child marriage is a problem throughout the world, including in the United States. Most states set the legal […]
February 19, 2016

Efforts to Stop Child Marriage in the US

Virginia State Senator Jill Vogel began a campaign against child marriage in her state after she learned of […]
January 14, 2016

Increase in Women at Risk of FGM in the United States

According to a recently released government study, more than a half a million girls are at risk of […]
November 10, 2015

DOJ Report Released Highlighting Honor Violence

Statistics do not address the true scope of honor violence in the United States. It is difficult to […]
October 13, 2015

Increasing Prevalence of Child Marriage in the US

Many children have recently been married in the US despite a minimum marriage age of 18. This can […]
September 28, 2015

Lawsuit on the Abuse of a Hmong Girl Goes Public

A lawsuit currently underway in Minnesota in which Panyia Vang is seeking $450,000 from the American who raped […]
September 9, 2015


End Violence Against Women and Girls in the US 
Demand a National Action Plan to Fight Honor Violence
 

The AHA Petition: End Violence Against Women and Girls in the US. Honor violence is an often-overlooked form […]
July 22, 2015

More than 500,000 US Women and Girls at Risk for FGM

ABC News speaks with *Sarah, a victim of “vacation cutting” where a girl is taken overseas for the […]
June 11, 2015

UK Non-Profit Works to Combat FGM

The UK non-profit Forward recently released a video showing the effects of female genital mutilation. The video, “Needlepoint,” […]
May 22, 2015

Raising Awareness About Female Genital Mutilation in the United States

To the extent that female genital mutilation makes the news, most of the attention is not focused on […]
May 20, 2015

Texas Honor Killing Case Involved Entire Family

Nadia Irsan is now among family members accused of murdering Gelareh Bagherzadeh and Coty Beavers. It is alleged […]
May 19, 2015

‘Unchained at Last’ Supports Victims of Forced Marriage

Fraidy Reiss started the organization ‘Unchained at Last’ to support victims of forced marriage after her own experience […]
May 7, 2015

President Carter Talks About the Abuse of Women

President Jimmy Carter appeared for a TED talk highlighting why he thinks that the mistreatment of women is […]
May 7, 2015

Sentencing of NYC Man Who Orchestrated Two Honor Killings in Pakistan

A cab driver in New York was sentenced this month for his role in the honor killings of […]
March 24, 2015

Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

From Ayaan’s Desktop   I have dedicated my life to speaking out when my conscience guides me to […]
February 26, 2015

“Catch Me Daddy:” New Film on Honor Killings

A film centered around the idea of honor killings in British Pakastani families premiered in the UK earlier […]
July 23, 2014

The US Department of Health and Human Services will undertake a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), confirmed Cathy Russell, the US ambassador for global women’s issues. This was the result of an effort spearheaded by FGM activist Jaha Dukureh.

The US Department of Health and Human Services will undertake a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), […]
June 10, 2014

Summertime in the US means “vacation cutting” season is upon us. Immigrants who come to the US from countries that practice female genital mutilation (FGM) sometimes send their daughters back to their countries of origin to have them undergo the procedure.

Summertime in the US means “vacation cutting” season is upon us. Immigrants who come to the US from […]
April 10, 2014

In the Wall Street Journal, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on universities to break with orthodoxy and embrace critical thinking to improve the state of women’s rights.

In the Wall Street Journal, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on universities to break […]
April 9, 2014

In her own words, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds to the public statement of Brandeis University.

In her own words, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds to the public statement of Brandeis University. Read her response […]
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