Archive | May, 2012

Fantastic: 59,000 signatures in only 48 hours!!!

24 May

In 48 hours, we have made it from 2,000 to 59,000 signatures !!!!

But this petition needs even more of your support. Let’s show that the European society does not accept this terrible crime done to innocent little girls!

Please spread the information to all your friends and ask them to spread it further to their friends!



Sign the Petition “Stop female genital mutilation in the UK”!

24 May


Thousands of young girls and women in the UK are at risk of FGM every year. In London alone, police have received 166 complaints over the past four years, but not one has come to court. The reason: Authorities are turning a blind eye and refusing to commit the resources needed to stamp out this horrific problem.

Please sign the petition calling on Home Secretary, Theresa May, and the head of the Metropolitan Police Force, Bernard Hogan-Howe, to find and prosecute those responsible for mutilating women and girls in the UK and to stamp out this cruel and criminal practice!

FGM-scandal in the US

15 May

I demand consistent action against FGM-supporting doctors

This man is a pediatrician in the US, responsible for the medical treatment of little girls, and he believes that FGM is good for them. Waris Dirie calls his statement outrageous”.

Dr. Hatem al-Haj, a medical doctor and fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends FGM in a paper in Arabic entitled “Circumcision of Girls: Jurisprudence and Medicine” und explains that it is “an honor” for women. As the Bulletin of the Oppression of Women reported recently, he justifies his position by referring repeatedly to the words of classical Islamic scholars from the four schools of Sunni Islamic thought. He also refers to the words of the Prophet Muhammad himself, who reportedly counseled people in his day on how to perform FGM in a way that would be “more beautiful to behold and better for [the woman’s] husband.”

“This is outrageous! FGM does not belong to Islam and is not recommended in the Koran. FGM is practiced by Christians in Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia and Egypt as well as by indigenous religions. It has nothing to do with religion, but is a detestable crime to women and every doctor who advises FGM should have his license revoked. I hope the American Academy of Pediatrics reacts immediately and dismisses him”, said Waris Dirie.

Dr. Hatem al-Haj ignores FGM’s detrimental effects on women’s health. According to the World Health Organization it causes a range of health problems including “severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth.”

Waris in Warsaw

14 May

On Saturday 12May, Waris Dirie presented her new book „Black Woman, White Country“ at the Warsaw Book Fair.

All photos/Copyright: Lukasz Kasprzycki

„I love Poland for many years and the Polish people love me. That´s why I live in the beautiful city of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea, when I´m in Europe. I get many emails from girls and women in Poland and I think the people here get me right. I read a lot about Polish history and especially the Polish women have suffered a lot under occupation and wars – just as my country Somalia. When I´m in Poland, I talk to the people here and they are all warm-hearted. You can watch a video from my live performance on Polish TV and some pictures from the Book Fair and the fans, I met there“, says Waris Dirie.