Cry Power with Ifrah Ahmed

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Cry Power Episode 7: Ifrah Ahmed

What Happened to Me Shouldn't Happen to Anyone

The Cry Power podcast is hosted by Hozier in partnership with Global Citizen, talking to inspirational artists and activists about how to change the world. In its seventh episode, Hozier talks with Ifrah Ahmed — female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor and trailblazing activist — about growing up as a refugee in Ireland, creating her own foundation to change the law on FGM, and a new movie coming out that's based on her life. But it's not all talk — you can join the Global Citizen movement and take action below to fight FGM and end gender inequality.

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"Whatever happened to me, that should never happen to young girls," Ifrah Ahmed tells Hozier on the seventh episode of the Cry Power podcast.

In 1995, thousands of activists produced the Beijing Declaration — a historic, progressive blueprint towards gender equality that finally defined FGM as violence against women. But 25 years on, not a single country has completed its full agenda. Nobody should ever be subjected to FGM. Just like Ahmed, you can hold governments to account.

Sign the Global Citizen petition now to call on world leaders to deliver the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and end gender inequality — and we'll hand over your signatures to key decision-makers this March.

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