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2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Waris Dirie, 'Desert Flower' Book Signing

2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Waris Dirie, ‘Desert Flower’ Book Signing Date & Time : February 10, 2019 3pm Venue : Gwanghwamun Kyobo Bookstore   <About Waris Dirie> Borin into a goat-herding nomad family in Somalia, she underwent female circumcision at the age 0f 5. In 1997, when her fashion career ad a world-class supermodel was at its peak, she revealed her experience with FGM as a representative of all African women who has undergone the procedure and couldn't tell anyone their story. This brave start led her to become a human rights activist to end the barbaric practice that are thriving in Africa. She was then appointed as a first Special Ambassador to the United Nations for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation in 1997. Since then, she has been putting tireless efforts in anti-FGM campaign. She was awarded the Sunhak Peace prize in recognition of her contributions.   <Introduction of 'Desert Flower' Book> Waris Dir

2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Waris Dirie - Saving Safa, Child Actor of the Movie, 'Desert Flower'

<Saving Safa, Child Actor of the Movie, 'Desert Flower'> A film called Desert Flower , based on Waris Dirie's life story, has enlightened people about the cruelty of female circumcision around the world. Waris Dirie earned a signed contract from Safa Idriss Nour’s parents, a little girl who played a young Waris Dirie in the film, in condition to not subject Nour for female circumcision. Djibouti, the home of Safa, is place where there is Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) rate of 98 percent. Waris Dirie’s offer was an unusual request in this country. After 4 years, Waris Dirie received a letter from Safa’s parents that they Safa will be subjected to FGM. "When I was playing with my friends on the street, the children ran away and cursed me for not being circumcised“ -Safa- Until now, the young Safa has been pressured to be subjected to FGM by THE townspeople. The deep-rooted tradition of Africa and a symbol of purity, “Female Genital Mutilation“ is