It's interesting to note, though, that she doesn't come down in favour of any particular method to stop FGM.
Bestselling author and UN Ambassador Waris Dirie, who experienced the horrible agony of FGM when she was five years old, was the first woman who spoke about this terrible torture in public. Now she continues the story of her life, from the day she broke her silence: UN Ambassador Waris Dirie shows herself from a very personal side: Ulrike Hübschmann transforms this letter very emotional. Waris Dirie was born in the African Desert, and she stayed a nomad her whole life.
As she gives birth to her son, Leon, she resolves to give to her child, what she has never had herself: The dramatic scene, in which the little girl violently gets circumcised, brings people to tears worldwide. The initial filming took place in Djibouti with mostly amateur actors. Further locations included New York, Berlin and London. Waris Dirie served as associate producer for the film, which was directed by Sherry Hormann.
In , Dirie abandoned her modeling career to focus on her work against FGM. Dirie has received many prizes and awards for her humanitarian work and books including: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born ) is a Somali model, author, actress and social activist. From to , she served as a UN Special private-dev.tknce: Gdańsk, Poland. Waris Dirie was born as a daughter of a nomadic family in in the region of Gallacaio, in the Somali desert on the border with Ethiopia. Previous Next At the age of five years, she suffered the inhumane procedure of female genital mutilation. Waris Dirie: Waris Dirie, Somalian fashion model, author, and women’s rights activist known for her efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM), also called female circumcision. Dirie was one of 12 children born into a large nomadic family living near Somalia’s border with Ethiopia. Much of Dirie’s.