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Leyla Hussein

Somali psychotherapist and anti-FGM activist

Sub-Saharan Africa

Every 11 seconds, a girl undergoes female genital mutilation (FGM). Leyla Hussein is an anti-FGM campaigner and a survivor who shares her personal experience of FGM with the goal of protecting girls from this abusive practice.Originally from Somalia, Leyla works as a psychotherapist in the UK and addresses the prevalence of FGM around the world.As Leyla reminds us, FGM is a practice of oppressing women and controlling women’s sexuality.It is not an African issue, it is not an Asian issue; it is a global issue that requires a global investment in women.

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