Ifrah Ahmed, the Somali-born Irish woman advising the Somali government on FGM and whose Dublin-based foundation campaigns against the practice world-wide. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from reli(...)

 Ifrah Ahmed: campaigner who has advised the Somali government on gender issues. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A photographic exhibition of women who underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) will open in Dublin on Saturday. Faces of Defiance, a collection of(...)

Anti-FGM activists from all over African have gathered at Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Wicklow to work out how to end the barbaric practice. Pictured are Ifrah Ahmed, Jaha Dukureh, Elizabeth Anche, Gift Abu, Lisa Camara, Domtila Chesang, Jeremmie Kutanya, Lucy-Ann Ganda, Salamatu Kamara, Haadijatou Cessay and Maria Saine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ifrah Ahmed was 17-years-old when she left Somalia and travelled to Ireland on her own. She was shy, spoke no English and knew virtually nothing about(...)