Shukri Dhaibass
Shukri has been working in the Northampton community since 2000, when she started focusing on empowering women through various projects and activities. She is an advocate for issues around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and has made an invaluable contribution to the lives of many in need. Shukri's main motivation for being socially active is the desire to ensure that women have a voice that is heard and listened to, as well as trying to make society acknowledge the issues women with FGM deal with on a daily basis. Being a community leader, speaking on BBC Radio and contributing to policy change around FGM are only some of Shukri's biggest accomplishments, which she feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to achieve. She sees a lot of hope in young people, who she encourages to educate themselves. This will enable them to have the power to stop the cycle of abuse from happening and to build a safer society for all women.