August 15, 2022

Will Massachusetts’s Stand Against Child Marriage Spur the Rest of the Nation to Act Against this Child Abuse?

Published 8/16/2022 On July 28, Massachusetts finally banned child marriage after years of activism from AHA Foundation and […]
June 14, 2022

A Major Milestone in Protecting U.S. Women and Girls: AHA’s Advocacy Leader on the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Published 6/17/2022 In March, a major achievement in the fight for women’s rights in the U.S. was reached. […]
June 7, 2022

“The best cure is prevention. We can’t just continue letting FGM/C happen and reacting to its awful consequences after the fact. We have to do better.” AHA’s anti-FGM/C trainer Oluwadamilola Alabi on her mission to end FGM/C in Chicago North Side

Published 6/7/2022 Last year, we shared with you that AHA Foundation had won a 3-year federal grant from […]
May 30, 2022

Sean Callaghan, U.K. based researcher, finds FGM prevalence in the U.S. 17% higher than CDC latest estimate: “There could be as many as 600,000 women and girls potentially impacted by FGM living in the U.S.”

Published 6/7/2022 Sean Callaghan is pursuing a PhD at the University of Leicester in the U.K. His research, […]
May 20, 2022

Protected: Sara’s Story, Part 2: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S. on Why She Fights to Change the Laws That Allowed Her Abuse: “These [current] laws put minors into an impossible legal situation, and expose them to multiple forms of abuse.”

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May 20, 2022

Protected: Sara’s Story, Part 1: A Survivor of Child Marriage in the U.S., On Her Ordeal and How She Won Her Freedom: “Being married to an older man was like being a prisoner. I didn’t even have control over my own body.”

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April 7, 2022

“Girls have a right to thrive in the life they want for themselves. Not what someone else forcefully imprints on them.” Sasha K. Taylor Survived Child Marriage in the U.S. Now She Fights Tirelessly to End It – Part 2

  Published 4/7/2022 When team members from AHA Foundation spoke to Sasha K. Taylor, we were immediately moved […]
April 7, 2022

“I took the risk of unchaining myself from the generational cycle of abuse the same day I was told by my uncle that the only way out of my marriage would be my death…” Aliya Abbas, child marriage survivor from the U.S., fought alone for her own freedom.

Published 4/7/2022 Aliya Abbas is a passionate and outspoken survivor of and advocate against child marriage in the […]
March 1, 2022

“Girls have a right to thrive in the life they want for themselves. Not what someone else forcefully imprints on them.” Sasha K. Taylor Survived Child Marriage in the U.S. Now She Fights Tirelessly to End It – Part 1

Published 03/02/2022 When team members from AHA Foundation spoke to Sasha K. Taylor, we were immediately moved by […]
February 24, 2022

Decline in FGM among Egypt’s young women recorded by UN – The National

The results of a UN survey conducted in Egypt in 2021 have shown a sharp decline in the […]
February 22, 2022

“There is a very clear will to end FGM in the U.S., we just need the resources to finish it.” AHA Veteran Amanda Parker on 15 Years of the Fight Against FGM

Published 03/02/2022 This year marks the 15th anniversary of Ayaan Hirsi Ali founding AHA Foundation. Since the very […]
February 22, 2022

Maryland: Come for the crab cakes, the boardwalk, a child bride – The Washington Post

Steamed crabs and a sail on the Chesapeake Bay have long been part of Maryland’s tourism campaigns. But […]
February 10, 2022

Justice Department, ICE, and the FBI Recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – 7thSpace

The Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC), including the Justice Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions […]
February 10, 2022

ANTI-FGM CAMPAIGNERS RALLY IN SOUTHWARK PARK – Southwark News

Campaigners rallied in Southwark Park on February 6 to raise awareness and protest against FGM. Female Genital Mutilation […]
February 10, 2022

This survivor of forced child marriage is trying to change laws to prevent others from the same fate – Fronteras

Sasha Taylor was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in Arizona. One day, in the early 1990s, she […]
February 10, 2022

Covid-19 blamed for rise in female ‘cut’ and early marriages – The Standard (Kenya)

The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), leading to school dropouts and early marriages. […]
February 8, 2022

Why we must protect women and girls from violent practices – World Economic Forum

Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead for the World Economic Forum Women’s Health Initiative, reports on the dangers of female […]
January 27, 2022

Lawyer Adijatu Kamara Discusses AHA’s New Legal Guides For FGM Survivors: “We hope that [they] will serve as an eye-opener to the practice of FGM in its basic form.”

Published 2/3/2022 A major part of our work at AHA Foundation is to end female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
January 20, 2022

For the sake of a visa, I was forced into marriage in Arizona – at age 15 – The Washington Post

Sasha K. Taylor, a U.S. citizen raised in Arizona, had a normal childhood until her life was upended […]
November 29, 2021

“AHA Foundation is the perfect collaborator.” American Medical Association Doctor Discusses AMA/AHA Partnership to Fight Female Genital Mutilation

Published 12/07/2021 AHA Foundation is proud to announce that our groundbreaking online training program for combating female genital […]