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 […]
February 5, 2020

Take Action: Demand Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.

11 states in the U.S. still do not have any laws protecting girls from this child abuse. With […]
January 14, 2020

Female genital mutilation bill introduced in KY – Wave3 News

(WAVE) – Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would outlaw female genital mutilation. A similar bill […]
December 16, 2019

2019 Impact Report Video

During this time of reflection on the past year, we look back at the challenges we have overcome […]
December 10, 2019

The 11 States That Risk Becoming Destinations for Performing FGM

Eleven states and Washington, D.C. continuously fail to protect women and girls from female genital mutilation (FGM). Horrifically, […]
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 16, 2019

Vulnerable teenage girls to be targeted in airport bathrooms to stop them from being taken overseas and forced into arranged marriages – Daily Mail

Airport bathrooms will be targeted as part of a new campaign to crackdown on predators who are forcing […]
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 25, 2019

It’s All About Health for Women and Girls: Ghada Khan on Ending FGM – Philanthropy Women

An estimated 3.9 million girls around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) […]
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 14, 2019

My urgent message to legislators at the 46th ALEC Annual Conference

Ban Female Genital Mutilation by 2020 * The ALEC annual meeting took place August 14-16, 2019 Today in […]
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 26, 2019

States across the country take action to save child brides – NBC News

As a conservative Republican, Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse Topper always leaned toward limited government involvement, no matter the […]
June 25, 2019

Interview with Amanda Parker on the Ayaan Hirsi Foundation, Violence Against Women, FGM, and Child Marriage – In-Sight Journal

Amanda Parker is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director of the AHA Foundation. She discusses: background; tasks […]
June 20, 2019

PA Senate Passes Bill to Make Female Genital Mutilation a Felony in Pennsylvania – CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – On Wednesday, June 19, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 315, which would classify Female Genital Mutilation as […]
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 […]
June 5, 2019

Teachers told to look out for signs of female genital mutilation during ‘cutting season’ – Metro News

Some girls may be at greater risk of female genital mutilation over the next few months, a charity […]
April 30, 2019

AHA Foundation’s Amanda Parker Calls for Gender Equality Under the Law

The rights and safety of women should not be left to the interpretations of individuals or changing attitudes; […]
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