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  • 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

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