Feride Kumbasar

Director of IMECE Women’s Centre since 2009. Previously managed Community Development Programme in Hackney. Between 1998 and 2005 she assisted establishment of many refugee women’s groups by providing support on governance, fundraising and policy development. An activist who was part of a collective that produced Turkish feminist Journal called Dirdir, and produced three handbooks for frontline practitioners on Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. Graduated with a degree in Sociology from University of London, Goldsmiths College and with MA Diploma in Urban Regeneration from Westminster University. She is chair of Islington Refugee Forum and member of many strategic boards. www.imece.org.uk