Hamida Yusufzai has served with Banteay Srei since October of 2016.
Prior to her relocation to the Bay area, she worked in the Social Services for Women sector and consulted with law enforcement on their anti-rape strategies in London, UK.
Experience at Rape Crisis, Eaves for Women and Liverpool University provide her with a multi sector perspective. She has a degree in Development Studies and has worked in Brazil, Denmark and Nicaragua as a grassroots community organizer; she has a global understanding of violence against women.
She currently volunteers and instructs a trauma based approach to self-defense for women and girl survivors of sexual assault. Hamida is developing Banteay Srei’s training resources and best practice for professionals.
She has over 15 years of experience working in youth development and youth organizing with system impacted youth of color. She is an advocate for comprehensive services for CSECS and contributes to the enhancement of the intensive case management component used to address the economic and emotional needs of SEA young women suffering from sexual exploitation.