Jaha Dukureh

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Jaha’s Promise: the anti-FGM campaigner Jaha Dukureh

It hardly needs to be said that there is grim news in Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan’s excellent documentary about female genital mutilation. T(...)

 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(...)