"Others conspire that if you're not cut, you are not clean, nobody will marry you. You are not going to be the same as other girls. You're going to school and you feel like you're different. Because you are not cut. That is why I am an activist and campaigner on female genital mutilation."
Ifrah Ahmed is an Irish-Somali activist, campaigner and Civil Society Organisation director working in the field of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting abandonment. She has also set up the United Youth of Ireland in 2008, in response to youth immigrant integration issues in her adopted country.
The Ifrah Foundation is working with the UN for the worldwide eradication of FGM/C by 2030.
A feature film, A Girl from Mogadishu, based on her life is out now.