IFRAH AHMED – SOMALIA
Ifrah Ahmed is a very committed and highly motivated social and community worker who worked on many different projects involving organisations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, Irish Refugee Council, Cairde (Caring for health issues of migrant groups), The Africa Centre, Spirasi (Association caring for tortured refugees), Somali Community in Ireland, Integration of African Children in Ireland and UNCHR. (Empowering Women’s Network) and others.
Ifrah Ahmed after 8 years in Ireland, she decided to come back to Somalia in order to help her beloved country for its rebuilding. Ifrah Ahmed has well integrated in Ireland society and was an activist on on youth and women’ rights issues, including women’s health needs. She used to sit on the Steering Committee for Ireland’s National Plan of Action to Address Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Ifrah involved in this work because of of her commitment to help others and to contribute to change the global perception of women’s rights and in particular FGM issue.
Ifrah successful developed support groups for young Somali women living in Ireland and in Somalia. In 2010, Ifrah set up a non profit organisation called United Youth of Ireland that aims to support young people from migrant communities in their artistic, creative and business endeavours.
Since August 2014 Ifrah was in the capital city of Somalia, working as an Advisor to the Minister of Women & Human Rights – during this short time Ifrah has made valuable contributions to Somalia which included the development and planning of an Action Plan for the protection of Sexual Violence in Somalia. Ifrah was part of the group developed the Human Rights Commission bill in Somalia which aims to set up the first ever Independent Commission on Human Rights in Somalia, the signing of the Convention of the Rights of Children that Somalia is now part of International community that has signed the convention as of from 20 January 2015.
During her short period in Somalia Ifrah led research team and published Sexual Violence in Mogadishu, article titled ‘Ending Impunity is Far from Reality on the Ground’ on http://www.globaleducationmagazine.com/sexual-violence-mogadishu-review-analysis-current-trends-literature/ during this research Ifrah visited Internally Displaced People’s camps in Mogadishu and took huge risks for her life in order to find out the truth of issues relating to sexual violance.
Ifrah attends a number of global conferences in Brussels, in London, in Nairobi and in Mogadishu. 28 January to 1st February Ifrah attended International Youth conference in Nairobi to advance the dailague and interests of young people’s needs around the globe.
In April 2015 The Sexual Violence in Mogadishu, article titled ‘Ending Impunity is Far from Reality on the Ground’ was key study on The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) on April 2015 publication on the topic of ‘Targeting Women in Conflict’. It was include a selection of statements, reports and expert articles, which was contribute it during The Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
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