New speaker added to festival line up – Nimko Ali!

Fantastic news! Activist and all round feminist superwoman Nimko Ali will be joining the line-up of the Women, Feminism and Journalism event at the festival this year. She will be speaking with Helen Lewis, Beatrix Campbell and Caroline Criado-Perez on the afternoon of Saturday 14 March.

Nimko set up the charity Daughters of Eve with Leyla Hussein. The organisation works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM). By raising awareness about FGM and sign-posting support services they aim to help people who are affected by FGM and ultimately help bring an end to this practice.

Since setting up the charity, Nimko has become a leading voice in the fight against FGM and violence against women. She will be talking about her work as an activist and the relationship activism has with the media.

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