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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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We saved 81 girls from FGM in July!

With your help we will be able to save 100!

Dear Desert Flower Foundation Supporters,

Thanks to your great help, in July alone, we were able to sign 81 sponsorship contracts saving our little Desert Flowers from FGM. Our goal is to save 100 by the end of this month.

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Shocking!!!

137,000 Women in the UK Affected by FGM!

Waris Dirie shocked by data about the prevalence of FGM in the UK
Waris Dirie shocked by data about the prevalence of FGM in the UK

I am deeply shocked! According to the study by City University London and Equality now, over 137,000 women in the UK are affected by FGM!

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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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