Meet CRHESI: Yasmin Hussain

Yasmin Hussain is Violence Prevention Coordinator at the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration. In her role, Yasmin coordinates Reclaim Honour, a community-based violence prevention project grounded in youth participatory action. Reclaim Honour actively engages Muslim young women and men in co-creating and leading creative strategies that serve to invite Muslim communities in dialogue and action on issues of gender-based and family violence. Yasmin has extensive experience in community development and youth participatory action. She has coordinated various projects at different organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of London, Sexual Assault Centre London, and Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. These projects created opportunities for young people to address social inequalities and lead change in their communities. Yasmin strongly believes in strengths-based and participatory models of community development and social action, as such strategies expand the space of who participates in the development of solutions to issues impacting communities.