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Ayaan Hirsi Recognized for Work to End Honor Violence

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By Patrik Henry Bass (original source Essence) 

“Ms. Hirsi Ali received the Woman in Public Life Award for her work to end honor violence, which shames, hurts, and kills thousands of women and girls in the United States each year.

Women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali was honored at the New-York Historical Society’s 2016 Strawberry Festival benefit luncheon, an annual event recognizing women in public life that dates back to 1856.

Ms. Hirsi Ali received the Woman in Public Life Award for her work to end honor violence, which shames, hurts, and kills thousands of women and girls in the United States each year. Hirsi Ali founded the AHA Foundation in 2007 to “elevate the status of women and girls globally, so they can create peace and prosperity for themselves.”

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