Mariya Taher

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Mariya Taher has worked in the anti-gender violence field for nearly a decade in the areas of research, policy, program development, and direct service. In 2015, she cofounded Sahiyo, an organization to empower Asian communities to end female genital cutting. She received her master's degree in social work from San Francisco State University, where she pursued a qualitative study titled, “Understanding Female Genital Cutting in the United States.”

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