The British Guardian nominates Waris Dirie as „Person of the Year 2013“

5 Dec

The Guardian nominates Waris Dirie for „Person of the Year 2013“. Waris Dirie has done more than any other person to raise awareness about the dreadful practice of female genital mutilation.

Dirie is herself a victim of this practice and her bravery in speaking publicly about her experience is one of the reasons why she deserves the Person of the Year.

Apart from raising awareness, Dirie has helped implement measures to eradicate this abuse of women, including the setting up of Desert Flower Centres to help women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation, writes the Guardian.

Some oft he other nomenees are „whistleblower“ Edward Snowden, Greenpeace activists Marco Weber and Sina Saarela, Pope Francis and Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray.

Please vote here for Waris, you just login via Facebook and nominate your „Person of the Year 2013“ – including a short  explanation  why you choose this person (one sentence is enough) – in the comments.

Thank you very much, your Desert Flower Foundation Team

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