IGHN Film Screening: ‘A Girl from Mogadishu’, 13 Sept

Posted on 5 Sep 2023

The Irish Global Health Network is holding a screening of “A Girl From Mogadishu”. This film is based on the true story of Ifrah Ahmed, a leading activist against FGM and GBV who had experienced these issues during her childhood as a Somali indigene.

Date: Wednesday 13 September, 6PM Irish time, Lighthouse Cinema Dublin


Female genital mutilation (FGM) entails all procedures involving complete or partial removal of the external female genital organ, or other injury to the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. In the same vein, gender-based violence (GBV), now referred to as Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Ireland, comprises harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender.

This event gives us an opportunity to unite as a community, to keep ourselves abreast of FGM and GBV as global health threats and strengthen our dedication to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The event will consist of the film screening followed by a panel discussion with Ifrah Ahmed, and representatives from organisations dealing with FGM and GBV in Ireland.

Last few tickets remaining so book now to avoid disappointment.

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