Waris Dirie

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Waris Dirie, model, author, actress and human rights activist of... News PhotoActivist,Actress,Author,Berlin,Fashion Model,Germany,Horizontal,Horn of Africa,Hospital,Hospital Ward,Origins,People,Social Issues,Somalia,Waris DiriePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPWaris Dirie, model, author, actress and human rights activist of Somali origin is applauded at the opening of a hospital ward in Berlin on September 11, 2013. For over 12 years, Waris Dirie and her 'Desert Flower Foundation' has fought against female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide. At least 150 million women and girls are affected by this cruel practice, which continues to be performed in Africa, but also in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)