November 30, 2022

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.”

Published 12/1/2022 Sara Tasneem was trapped in a marriage with a stranger when she was just 15 years […]
November 29, 2022

In Salzburg, at the first-ever CLARITy Coalition conference, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s dream came true: “I hoped and dreamed that I would find common cause with Muslim dissidents to put our differences aside and work together to defeat Islamism. This weekend, a small piece of that dream is realized.”

Published 12/1/2022 At the end of October this year, a truly momentous event took place: the first-ever conference […]
November 9, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Receives 2022 Frank Schirrmacher Prize—Read Her Acceptance Speech

Published 11/9/2022 On October 31, 2022, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was awarded the 2022 Frank Schirrmacher Foundation Prize, an […]
November 7, 2022

UK joins international treaty to prevent violence against women – BBC News

After a 10 year delay, an international treaty to combat violence against women has been integrated into UK […]
November 7, 2022

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.”

Published 11/7/2022 Sara Tasneem was trapped in a marriage with a stranger when she was just 15 years […]
November 7, 2022

Bayor Chantal Ngoltoingar was told she would die if she ever spoke out about undergoing FGM. This is her story of survival—and refusing to be silenced.

Published 11/7/2022 Growing up in Chad, Bayor Chantal Ngoltoingar had a happy childhood—until the day she was forced […]
November 2, 2022

Iran protests rage on in defiance of crackdown – France 24

Iranians staged new protest actions to denounce the country’s theocratic regime in defiance of a crackdown that is […]
October 5, 2022

Mass protests in Iran, sparked by woman’s death in police custody, are the regime’s biggest challenge in years – CNBC

Protests rocking Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody have spread to at least […]
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 […]
August 2, 2022

Trial begins for Texas taxicab driver accused in “honor killings” of teen daughters in 2008 – CBS News

Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Texas taxicab driver accused in the 2008 […]
August 1, 2022

Soraya Deen, Muslim reform activist, on her mission to call on her Muslim community to “take the path of reforming, reviving, and reconstructing. Distinctions imposed on women in the 7th century can’t be the religious laws of today. We must move on.”

Published 8/1/2022 Soraya M. Deen is a lawyer by profession. She is also a practising Muslim who believes […]
July 29, 2022

What it’s like being a woman in Afghanistan today: ‘death in slow motion’ – NPR

On early Monday morning, just before the break of dawn, a 23-year-old Afghan journalist packed her bags, said […]
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, […]
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 […]