Leyla Hussein

Leyla Hussein

Leyla Hussein is a psychotherapist specializing in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is an international lecturer on female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender rights. Hussein is recognized as one of the key experts on this issue globally and her work has been presented at universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, and Georgetown. She is the founder of The Dahlia Project, the UK’s first specialist therapeutic service for FGM survivors, and the co-founder of the anti-FGM charity, Daughters of Eve. She created the ground-breaking Face of Defiance project, which is a series of photographic portraits and interviews with FGM survivors. She is currently a senior consultant and global ambassador for The Girl Generation Movement, which is working to end FGM globally.


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