In collaboration with The Dahlia Project, we will be running a Continuing Professional Development event 'Better understanding of FGM and creating safe space for survivors' on Saturday June 10th, 10am-3pm at Nafsiyat's premises in Archway.
This training will be run by two psychotherapists who are from FGM affected communities and have extensive knowledge of FGM.
Leyla Hussein is a psychotherapist specialising in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is a leading international campaigner on female genital mutilation (FGM) and her passion is to empower women and girls. Leyla founded The Dahlia Project, the UK’s first specialist therapeutic service for FGM survivors and co-founded 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. As a writer, Leyla has been published in national media and she regularly appears in both print and broadcast as an expert commentator. Leyla was named Cosmopolitan Campaigner of the Year 2010 and she was included in the BBC 100 Women List in 2013, Woman’s Hour Power List 2014 and Debretts 500 as one of the UK’s most influential people.
Fatuma Farah is working for Nafsiyat. She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor. She has worked for Kids Company as the FGM consultant and FORWARD as Community Support lead. Fatuma is doing her PhD research on FGM at the University of East London.
This CPD event is free for Nafsiyat staff/volunteers and £15 for others. There are limited spaces. Everyone attending must register for a ticket through Eventbrite: https://nafsiyat.eventbrite.co.uk