Fowzia Duale Virtue

Fowzia Duale Virtue describes what it was like to grow up in Toronto as a refugee juggling multiple identities, and her later work that aims to support youth in navigating their way through similar identity issues.

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Interviews

Interview I, Part I

Fowzia Duale Virtue explains how she learnt to balance and embrace the identity of her Somali heritage with her experience of being raised in Canada.

Interview I, Part II

Fowzia Duale Virtue explains how she learnt to balance and embrace the identity of her Somali heritage with her experience of being raised in Canada.

Interview II, Part I

Fowzia Duale Virtue describes the importance of constructing positive narratives for young people to engage with in order to steer them away from radicalisation.

Interview II, Part II

Fowzia Duale Virtue describes the importance of constructing positive narratives for young people to engage with in order to steer them away from radicalisation.

Interview III, Part I

Fowzia Duale Virtue discusses how she leverages her experiences of being raised in a Somali community in Toronto to support youth who are growing up in the same community.

Interview III, Part II

Fowzia Duale Virtue discusses how she leverages her experiences of being raised in a Somali community in Toronto to support youth who are growing up in the same community.

MORE ABOUT FOWZIA

Fowzia Duale Virtue was born to a crisp desert oasis called Nooleeyaa Quudhaacley in Somalia. After fleeing civil war, Fowzia moved with her mother to Canada to be reunited with her father and the other family members. She has worked as a dedicated Provincial Youth Outreach Worker for a number of years and is now the lead case worker of a Gang Prevention and Intervention Project called Project Turn Around at Midaynta Community Services.

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