School education instead of circumcision of little girls

Next construction phase of first "Desert Flower School" completed

Education for little girls is Waris Dirie's strongest weapon in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). 


Hillary, Alimatu, Ramatu and Jariatu say "Thank you!"

Godchildren in Sierra Leone have big plans for the future

These little girls were rescued from FGM.

Waris Dirie and our "Desert Flowers" thank you for your donations!


"My name is Rosetta and I want to become a lawyer"

Thanks to your generous donations, she can go to school

Rosetta is one of our "desert flowers".

The dream of desert flower Rosetta is to become a lawyer!


First "Desert Flower School" is at the heart of our educational initiative

For girls education is the key to a more self-determined life

Waris Dirie with some of her godchildren.

Waris Dirie and her godchildren are happy about the construction progress in Sierra Leone.


Guilty! Four years imprisonment for mother because of FGM

Next court ruling in fight against female genital mutilation

Razor blades are a common cutting tool for FGM.

Somali woman sentenced to prison for bringing her daughters to Africa for genital circumcision.