MIGS - Screening of "A Girl from Mogadishu"

MIGS hosted a screening on the evening of Tuesday, 18th February.

Everybody could see the award-winning "A Girl from Mogadishu", to mark the recent International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and raise awareness around FGM.

“A Girl from Mogadishu” is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed. Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, she is trafficked to Ireland where, as an asylum-seeking refugee, she undergoes a medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she turns her experiences into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s foremost global activists against FGM.

The event was free and open to the public. The screening was supported by multiple NGOs: Caritas Cyprus, The Cyprus Refugee Council, The Cyprus Center for Intercultural Studies (University of Nicosia).