On February 11th 2019 Waris Dirie is going to receive the prestigious Sunhak Peace Prize in Seoul Korea.
During a press conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee announced Waris Dirie as one of the winners of the 1$ million Sunhak Peace Award.
Waris Dirie receives the award for her tireless efforts and groundbreaking achievements with her Desert Flower Foundation in the fight against female genital mutilation and for women's rights.
The second winner of the prize is Dr.Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, which has made significant contributions to food supply and economic growth in Africa.
Waris Dirie: "I am proud to be the first African woman to receive this prestigious award, which I accept with humbleness and gratitude. Each award gives me new energy and power for my mission. I've already achieved a lot with my supporters, but our fight is far from over. Many thanks to the Sunkak Peace Prize Committee for this great award! "