'Desert Flower' sounds off, and Waris Dirie speaks out against FGM

February 7, 2018

"Anyone seeking the courage to survive just about any challenge or calamity should run, not walk to see 'Desert Flower', a film chronicling the epic life of supermodel turned human rights activist Waris Dirie. Dirie made her way across the Somali desert alone at age 13 to escape an arranged marriage, and later became one of the first to speak out against female genital mutilation, a barbaric ritual she endured as a very young child and which is still practiced worldwide on an estimated 8,000 girls a day..."

 

Desert Flower film trailer:

 

And this is Waris herself, speaking out for women's rights across the globe:

 

 

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