Mahmud, Sahra

My name is Sahra and I was born in 1980 in Ethiopia. Now, I`m living in Berlin and working as interpreter.

In addition to German, I also speak Amharic and Oromoo. Besides that, I’m involved in an organization, that focuses on women empowerment and is called “Horn of Africa”.

In Ethiopia FGM is highly prevalent. Since I’ve been also working as a nurse there, I know a lot about this practice. Another reason is that I’m affected by FGM myself. I want to help informing people about the consequences of this harmful practice.