Dramatic increase of FGM cases in Europe!

The British Government finally conforms to our demands!

Waris Dirie on BBC
Waris Dirie on BBC

Dear supporters,

The Desert Flower Foundation was the first organisation to investigate and uncover the dissemination of FGM in Europe.

In my book “Desert Children” I have written down and processed the shocking experiences within African communities, at doctor’s surgeries, in hospitals throughout European cities, as well as the general ignorance of the authorities to acknowledge the problem, to cope with it and to offer information and help to victims and endangered girls

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It has nothing to do with religion

‘Desert Children’ by Waris Dirie

'Desert Children' by Waris Dirie
'Desert Children' by Waris Dirie

The circumciser kneels down in front of the girl’s spread legs, puts her little dish on the bed and takes the razor blade in her right hand. Then she moves her hand towards the girl’s genital area.

Suddenly the room is flooded with a stream of light from above. A voice rings out: ‘Don’t do it. Stop! It’s against our religion.’

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FGM scandal in England

Disastrous Failure of Social Services

Two women accused of FGM have fled Britain
Two women accused of FGM have fled Britain

Two women arrested by police in Bristol over accusations of inflicting FGM have fled Britain with their alleged victims and other at-high risk girls in a blow to efforts to secure landmark first convictions.

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Tutu smiles again

Thank-you letter from Freetown

Tutu, from Freetown, Sierra Leone
Tutu, from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tutu almost lost her life, because her mother could not take proper care of her. Her health condition was alarming, so we brought her to live with her grandmother. There she recovered quickly.

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Forced marriage, FGM and sex with children

9 year old girl forced to marry 78 year old man

FGM is common among the Samburu
FGM is common among the Samburu

Child marriage, FGM and the ritual of “beading” are illegal in Kenya since 2011.

But cultural traditions are hard to break among the Samburu tribe.

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