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One out of four FGM victims lives in Egypt

An Egyptian man demonstrates the FGM ritual
An Egyptian man demonstrates the FGM ritual

For millions of Egyptian girls summer holiday has nothing to do with leisure and joy, but it is a time of losing an essential part of their body and dignity.
For millions of schoolgirls in Egypt, this time represents the start of the FGM season.

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Triple Thank you from Bo

Three brilliant sisters saved from FGM

Emma in blue, Mariama in white and Baindu Fambulleh in yellow
Emma in blue, Mariama in white and Baindu Fambulleh in yellow

Dear Desert Flower Foundation Supporters,

when I heard about the project „Save a little Desert Flower“, I wasted no time and registered all three of my daughters.

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FGM widespread in Europe

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Defenceless even in Europe, © AFP/Getty
Defenceless even in Europe, © AFP/Getty

"Oh a circumcision for your daughter. Of the genitals."

"Yes, a circumcision".

Now the doctor finally understood what this was all about. Outside we were already about to turn off the microphones – we expected him to turn down the request immediately. But no:

Suddenly he says abruptly, "this is not that easy in Vienna".

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Good news from Sierra Leone

Our extraordinarily gifted little Desert Flower Lucy

Lucy Kamara-our extraordinarily gifted little Desert Flower
Lucy Kamara-our extraordinarily gifted little Desert Flower

Today, we would like to introduce to you our special little Desert Flower.

Lucy Kamara is five years old and lives together with her parents and two siblings in Newton, Sierra Leone.

She attends the St. Francis Primary School, Newton and is now in class two. According to her teachers, Lucy is an exceptionally gifted girl. They say, she is always faster than her peers when doing given exercises.

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Africa needs a new spirit

Waris Dirie´s speech in front of African presidents and politicians in Nairobi

Waris holding her speech in Nairobi
Waris holding her speech in Nairobi

Ladies and gentlemen,

I thank you for the opportunity to speak at this congress.

I am very proud to be on African soil.

Today, we have met here in Nairobi for a very special occasion:

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