Waris Dirie: "It is a crime"

Why aren’t mothers and grandmothers bringing their daughters for summer holidays to Africa strictly controlled?!

Waris Dirie against FGM tourism
Waris Dirie against FGM tourism

I am furious! Together with my Desert Flower Foundation, I demand since years parents from countries where FGM is practiced shouldn’t be allowed to bring their little daughters to their home countries.

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Regular checks can save hundreds of thousands of girls from FGM

Regular controls are necessary!

Waris Dirie suggests simple and highly efficient control measures.
Waris Dirie suggests simple and highly efficient control measures.

I don’t understand politicians! All of them are officially against FGM, but still far too little has been done to eradicate this cruel crime. Since 2002, together with my Desert Flower Foundation, I demand regular control examinations carried out worldwide on girls who are at risk of becoming a victim of FGM.

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I demand strict controls now!

30 million girls threatened by FGM

Waris Dirie fights for threatened girls
Waris Dirie fights for threatened girls

During the school holidays parents bring their daughters to the cutters. You have to control the families to put an end to this crime against the little girls. Worldwide 30 million girls are threatened by FGM. 

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Letter from Waris

Waris Dirie: thank you for your support!

Waris with Safa at school
Waris with Safa at school

Dear supporters of my Desert Flower Foundation,

In the name of all our Little Desert Flowers saved from FGM, I would love to express my sincere gratitude to for your donations and support. Thanks to your help, they are able to attend schools and are provided with health care by our local paediatricians.

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My parents abandoned me, Desert Flower Foundation saved me!

Letter of thanks from Sierra Leone

Salamatu Sillah, our little Desert Flower
Salamatu Sillah, our little Desert Flower

My name is Salamatu and I am 5 years old. I live together with my three cousins ​​and my grandparents in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. My parents abandoned me two years ago. But I knew from the beginning, someday my mother will be with me again!

My grandmother is a house gardener and she earns very little. Sometimes it was very difficult for us. Fortunately, we have learned of the sponsorship project of the Desert Flower Foundation and since then we live a better life.

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