- Name: Waris Dirie
- Born: unknown
- Occupation: Model, social activist, author, actress, UN Special Ambassador (1997–2003)
Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born 1965) is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). From 1997 to 2003, she served as a UN special ambassador against female genital cutting. In 2002 she founded her own organization in Vienna (Austria), the Desert Flower Foundation.
Birth Place: Galkayo, Somalia
Waris Dirie quotes :
I love life. I wish I could live another 500 years, truly. There is so much to do. I don't feel bitter or angry or disappointed. If anything, I am very grateful for where I come from. I have absolutely no regrets.Waris Dirie