It's a barbaric cultural practice

Ifrah talks about her experience of FGM, how she moved from a victim to a survivor and turned her traumatic experience into a drive for positive change

December 13th 2023
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Ifrah interviewed by Tommy Tiernan, in June 2019, where she recounts how her experience drives her to end FGM

Interview with Tommy Tiernan 

This talk show host, Tommy Tiernan, does not know who the guest he is going to interview is until they arrive. In this interview, Ifrah explains what the practice is, how she under went it at the age of 8 years old. She explains how it causes bleeding, kidney failure and damages women's lives. Ifrah talks about how she does not want to be seen as a victim but wants to use her voice for the all the girls who do not have a voice. Tommy asks what reason people give for practicing FGM and Ifrah answers that it is not a religious obligation but a barbaric cultural practice. 

I don't want to be the victim, I want to be the voice that protect girls around the world who can not have their voices heard

Ifrah Ahmed