Kenya Television Network (KTN) recently had a stirring discussion with Dr. Leila Hussein, an International Board Member at Women for Women International. The discussion focused on the 16 Days of Activism and investing in the mental health of survivors of violence.
During the discussion, Leila Hussein shared her experiences and her work around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and why it is important to invest in the mental health and well-being of girls in Africa since the continent has one of the highest numbers of suicides. She emphasized that therapy is a basic human right and shouldn’t be considered a luxury.
Dr. Leila also emphasized the need to change and reframe language when speaking and describing violent acts against women and girls.
The 16 Days of Activism campaign for 2023 aims to highlight the power of daring women through the impact of WfWI’s advocacy programs by sharing relevant testimonials and stories from the countries we work in and elevating the voices of our local staff and the women we serve. By participating in the global campaign each year, WfWI reinforces its commitment to preventing all forms of Violence Against Women.