Waris Dirie was awarded with the TwoWings Award in 2003 for her unfailing commitment against genital mutilation.
Her life now became topic of a film. More than 900.000 visitors have already seen the movie.
Brief Summary of Contents:
From the Somali desert to the world’s catwalks. The former supermodel tells her breathtaking life story in “Desert Flower”, describing her incredible journey from a nomadic life in the deserts of Somalia to the world’s most famous catwalks. This was a dream and a nightmare at the same time. In New York, at the peak of her career, she tells in an interview of the practice of female genital mutilation that she had to suffer when she was five. Waris Dirie decides to end her life as a model and dedicate her life to fighting this archaic ritual.