Waris Dirie’s support of a campaign by the UK Police against FGM in Great Britain has caused a vivid media reaction. Here are some of the articles published on the campaigns and Waris Dirie’s involvement in the past week.
“A campaign by the Metropolitan Police and Foreign Office will suggest that more than 22,000 girls under the age of 15 risk being taken abroad by their family for “cutting”, based on data from The International Centre for Reproductive Health”, writes the Independent.
“Campaigners say the victims are being failed by a lack of awareness from teachers and neighbours.”
“A supermodel is backing the launch a film highlighting the plight of young girls facing circumcision in the UK. Waris Dirie is supporting the project together with the Metropolitan Police to highlight the potentially fatal practice of female genital mutilation”, the UK newspaper The Daily Mail writes.
The campaign was also covered by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Scotsmen, amongst several other media.