Ifrah Foundation works for the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Founded in 2010 by Ifrah Ahmed, an Irish- Somali survivor. Ifrah Foundation has been active in Somalia since 2013, where it is a registered Civil Society Organisation (CSO). Ifrah Foundation is also a registered charity in Ireland.

Ifrah Ahmed is one of the world's foremost international FGM/C eradication advocate & activist. Ifrah has received multiple awards for her work and she campaigns relentless to end FGM/C around the world.

School girls listening to a session on FGM
Somali girls learning

Ifrah Foundation is committed to:


  • always respect and prioritise all human rights;
  • be are accountable and transparent in all of our work;
  • place the best Interests of the child/children at the centre of our action;
  • approach our work as urgent and critical;
  • be guided by the expertise of multi-disciplinary team working in this complex issue;
  • approach our work with dignity and respect.

Team Members

Ifrah Ahmed

Founder & Programme Director

Leonie Kerins

Leonie Kerins

Executive Director

Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Communications and Community Empowerment Officer

Financial Controller

Advocacy Officer

Richard Treston profile picture

Richard Treston


Sabina Coyne Higgins with Ifrah

Sabina Coyne Higgins