FGM victim fights for her life / FGM-Opfer kämpft um ihr Leben

27 Sep

“I saw this video of a young Somali girl fighting for her life as a result of complications of her mutilation. Even after 15 years of fighting against FGM, it makes me incredibly angry to see that this practice continues to exist despite its horrible consequences. This is not an exception, cases like this happen every day. I hate the ignorance and brutality of the people practicing FGM, because they know exactly what they are putting their own daughters through. Everyone knows how painful and dangerous this perverted practice is, and yet they continue to destroy the lives of girls every day. It is time that the situation of African women finally improves in Africa, and eradicating a practice as inhumane as FGM must be the first step!” – Waris Dirie

“Gerade habe ich dieses Video eines jungen somalischen Mädchens gesehen, die nach ihrer Verstümmelung um ihr Leben kämpft. Selbst nach 15 Jahren des Kampfes gegen FGM macht es mich unglaublich wütend zu sehen, dass diese Praxis weiter existiert, trotz der schrecklichen Folgen. Dieser Fall ist keine Ausnahme, solche Fälle passieren jeden Tag.  Ich hasse die Ignoranz und Brutalität der Menschen, die FGM weiterhin praktizieren, denn sie wissen genau, was sie ihren Töchtern damit antun. Jeder weiß, wie schmerzhalf und gefährlich diese abartige Praktik ist, und dennoch werden weiterhin jeden Tag die Leben von jungen Mädchen zerstört.  Es ist höchste Zeit, dass sich die Situation der afrikanischen Frauen endlich verbessert, und die Ausrottung dieser unmenschlichen Praktik muss der erste Schritt dahin sein.” – Waris Dirie


2 Responses to “FGM victim fights for her life / FGM-Opfer kämpft um ihr Leben”

  1. gabriela vonwald September 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    I am very much impressed about what people are willing to do to other people in the name of what ever. We may never give up fighting against this torture. Thanks to Waris.


  2. Sylwia Marczyk October 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    I still can not believe that people can do something like that to their daughters. It is so hard to imagine this torture is happening every day for so many girls.
    I have a small daughter and when I hear about FGM I can’t feel any other way than very angry for so cruel people.
    Thank you Waris for your fight!

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