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Leyla Hussein, psychotherapist and anti-FGM activist

Leyla Hussein is a trained psychotherapist, founder of Dahlia Project and co-founder of Daughters of Eve. She is a multi-award winning campaigner on ending Female Genital Mutilation and advocating for gender rights.

We cannot end FGM without supporting survivors

Pictures of girls at Samburu Girls Foundation in Kenya

We often associate FGM with the harmful physical effects suffered by more than 125 million women worldwide. There is much less awareness about the psychological effects that can haunt a woman throughout her lifetime. I know from experience that sometimes …