Leyla Hussein – Special Award Winner – 2011

The Lin Groves Special Award

Leyla underwent FGM (female genital mutilation) at the age of seven — an act that changed her life — and as an adult she has ceaselessly campaigned to ensure that other young girls do not suffer the same fate. Since 2002 she has been working and fighting for the right of girls and young women within the FGM practising communities, putting her life and family at risk with the mission to ensure girls are safe. Her motto is: “To save one girl”.