Our new board member – Leyla Hussein

We’re thrilled to welcome a brand new member of the My Body Back Project board – the incredible Leyla Hussein.

Leyla is the founder of the Dahlia Project, a specialist counselling service for survivors of FGM, and co-founder of Daughters Of Eve, working to protect girls and young women at risk from FGM. She’s been awarded many times, including the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Campaigner Women of the Year Award 2010, the Emma Humphrey Award, The Lin Groves Special Award and dozens more. She also sits on Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary advisory group on Honour Based Violence.

FGM is a form of sexual violence and the My Body Back Project is working towards offering specialist help to survivors, as well all those who have experienced sexual assault. We’re working closely with Leyla on some exciting new projects, so watch this space!