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 […]
January 23, 2014

The AHA Foundation funded a recent survey of immigrant populations in New York conducted by researchers at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan that shows that the issue of forced marriage is very much alive and probably underdocumented.

In the United States, forced marriages take place but usually remain hidden from public view. The AHA Foundation, […]
December 6, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States. Read more here.
November 27, 2013

An investigative report reveals that a 1989 “honor” killing in Missouri of a daughter by her parents was caught on tape by the FBI because the father was under surveillance for links to a Jihadist group.

A 1989 honor killing in Missouri of a daughter by her parents was caught on tape by the […]
November 14, 2013

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, have arrested a man for seeking to carry out an act of “honor” violence against his sister.

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, have arrested a man for seeking to carry out an act of “honor” violence […]
October 2, 2013

Prosecutors said a New York man has been charged with conspiring to kill two family members in a dispute over the arranged marriage of his daughter in Pakistan.

Prosecutors said a New York man has been charged with conspiring to kill two family members in a […]
June 6, 2013

Our latest blog post focuses on the story of Amina Ajmal, an American citizen who was forced into a marriage in Pakistan.

Our latest blog post focuses on the story of Amina Ajmal, an American citizen who was forced into […]
May 20, 2013

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the meaning of becoming a U.S. citizen and offers her thoughts on immigration reform and political Islam.

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the meaning of becoming a U.S. citizen and offers […]
April 11, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first. Read […]
April 11, 2013

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is becoming a growing issue in the US, according to a new report.

Although the US has long-standing laws against FGM on its territory and passed further laws in January to […]
April 5, 2013

Video and transcripts from the latest AHA Foundation conference on forced marriage and honor violence are now available.

Video and transcripts from the latest AHA Foundation conference on forced marriage and honor violence are now available. […]
April 5, 2013

With the support of the AHA Foundation, the Kansas State Senate has passed a bill criminalizing female genital mutilation.

With the support of the AHA Foundation, the Kansas State Senate has passed a bill criminalizing female genital […]
March 29, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali delivered her global perspective on domestic violence in a focused, localized talk at the 33rd annual Women’s Center-Youth and Family Services luncheon, saying: “Injustice and violence begins in the home. And that’s where we must begin to end it.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali delivered her global perspective on domestic violence in a focused, localized talk at the 33rd annual […]
March 19, 2013

In South Florida, a mother committed an act of “honor violence” towards her daughter by burning her with a hot knife because her daughter defied her parents’ wishes to marry her cousin.

In South Florida, a mother committed an act of “honor violence” towards her daughter by burning her with […]
March 11, 2013

The New York based group Sanctuary for Families has just released an important report discussing the impact of female genital mutilation on women and girls in the United States.

The New York based group Sanctuary for Families has just released an important report discussing the impact of […]
February 28, 2013

The New York Times reports on a Brooklyn woman’s forced marriage in Pakistan and the aftermath.

A Brooklyn woman was forced to marry a Pakistani man after being held captive by her relatives in […]
January 23, 2013

The AHA Foundation applauds passage of the “Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act”, which makes it illegal to knowingly transport a girl out of the United States in order to commit FGM.

The AHA Foundation applauds passage of the ‘Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act’, which was passed as an […]
November 20, 2012

Forced marriages take place not only in developing countries but also in the United States.

To many in the United States, forced marriage sounds like an ancient and alien practice, something that might […]
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