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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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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