Breaking cycles: Leyla Hussein at TEDxCoventGardenWomen

Posted on : November 7, 2014
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Posted by : Sade Wilkins
  
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Leyla Hussein Co-Founded Daughters Of Eve which is a non profit organisation set up in 2010 which works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM). She is also Chief Executive of Hawa’s Haven which is a collective of Somali women campaigners and community activists who have come together to raise awareness about gender based violence particularly in Somali communities in the UK and the horn of Africa. She is also the newly appointed Community facilitator at Manor Gardens and recently completed a 1 hour documentary film with channel 4 on FGM in the UK.

Leyla Hussein has over 11 years of experience in working with young people as youth outreach worker and recently has been working as an Independent Training Consultant specialised in FGM. Leyla is a qualified therapist and she has recently started working as a Counsellor supporting survivors of sexual violence and other vulnerable children and adults. Leyla Hussein is very passionate about supporting young people and strengthening their voices.

See more: www.dofeve.org/index.html

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