Wake up and smell the coffee for a cause Monday

FGM (1)

A special ladies coffee morning has been organised on Monday, February 6th, in support of a worldwide protest to Stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The coffee and pastries start at 10:45 am, followed by a discussion on how to support the Ifrah Foundation (ifrahfoundation.org), as well a look at the ongoing detrimental effects of FGM on woman’s health, and the worrying worldwide statistics, which are nothing short of alarming.

The group hope to connect via Skype with the association’s founder, Ifrah Ahmad, an Irish citizen born in Somalia, who is one of the world’s foremost campaigners and activists against FGM and currently working with the team in Somalia.

During the morning, donations to the foundation will be encouraged through the sale of orchids to support this important cause for women.

For those who wish to continue the dialogue on how to help influence and educate others on stopping this brutal practice, a lunch (wine not included) is being arranged at a nearby restaurant on the Rock following the coffee session. Fifty euros will be added to the cost of each set meal and given to the Ifrah Foundation.

The event is being held in a private home. Please RSVP emmabeanland@gmail.com for directions.

For those unable to attend, donations can be made by PayPal directly on the Ifrah Foundation homepage.

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