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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:56 pm 
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The former supermodel and anti-FGM/C activist Waris Dirie opened a medical center in Berlin for victims of female circumcision.

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Opened on Wednesday, the Desert Flower Medical Center will offer reconstructive surgery and psychological help to victims of female circumcision or FGM from around the world.
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The Somali-born patron of the project, former supermodel and UN special envoy Waris Dirie was subjected to female genital mutilation at about age four. In 2002 she founded the Desert Flower Foundation, and has fought for the rights of African women and against genital mutilation.
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She described the experience in her bestselling autobiography "Desert Flower," which was turned into a film in 2009.
http://www.dw.de/clinic-treating-victim ... a-17083780

The current situation in Somalia....

After 1 year since a new government was elected in Somalia, the security situation is still bad.... suicide bombings and car bombings continue in the capital Mogadishu. Realistically, a campaign against FGM/C in Somalia can only be launched when peace and stability have been achieved.

A small number of countries in Africa have succeeded in putting and end to FGM/C, but an end to Male Genital Mutilation/Circumcision is not in sight anywhere.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:28 pm 
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This post has been viewed many hundreds of times in the past week, so I thought some additional links about Waris Dirie's work might be helpful. All three sites are presented in both English and German:

http://www.desertflowerfoundation.org/

https://www.facebook.com/DesertFlowerFoundation

http://warisdirie.wordpress.com/

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