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Safa and her Hand for Luck
Safa and her Hand for Luck

The Hand of Fatima is an ancient symbol called also Hamsa.  It is believed to protect from the evil eye. Every religion believes in the magic power of this amulet. This ancient luck charm was a model for jewellery made by a company Gemmini specially for the campaign “Save a little Desert Flower”. Total profit from purchase will be donated to the Desert Flower Foundation. The Hand for Luck (Hamsa) is a piece of jewellery which can be worn as a necklace or bracelet.

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Great news from Sierra Leone

Desert Flower Foundation Sierra Leone

80 little Desert Flowers attend the Anerdan Preparatory School Allentown
80 little Desert Flowers attend the Anerdan Preparatory School Allentown

One year after Desert Flower Foundation Sierra Leone has been established it is already very successful in the fight against FGM and became an influential organization in the country. Our project, "Save a little Desert Flower" was received there very well and today many parents across the whole country want to sign sponsoring contracts with the Desert Flower Foundation.

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FGM in the U.S.

507,000 (!) Girls Acutely Threatened By FGM

Last week, an international organization Equality Now published the study on FGM in the United States demonstrating that 507,000 girls in this country are acutely threatened by FGM. 26 out of the 50 U.S. states still do not have laws against FGM.

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Well done! The US president Barack Obama condemns FGM in Africa!

Barack Obama against FGM

President Obama with women in Kenya
President Obama with women in Kenya

During his visit in Kenya, Barack Obama, as the first American president, condemns female genital mutilation as well as the oppression of women in Africa: “Treating women as second-class citizens is a bad tradition: it holds you back. Threre is no excuse for sexual assault or domestic violence, there is no reason that girls should suffer genital mutilation, there is no place in a civilised society for an early or forced marriage of children. These traditions may go back centuries; they have no place in 21st century(...)

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Our successful project

Desert Flower Center Berlin

Members of a support group at the Desert Flower Center in Berlin
Members of a support group at the Desert Flower Center in Berlin

In 2013, we have launched the Desert Flower Center in Berlin. It was worldwide the first medical centre for victims of FGM offering holistic treatment. Led by Dr. Cornelia Strunz, women are treated by gynaecologists, urologists, plastic surgeons, proctologists, psychologists and physiotherapists.

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