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Waris Dirie

Somalia's Prime Minister Is 'Committed' To Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact

After hearing an outpouring of concern from more than 1 million protesters, the prime minister of Somalia has vowed to put an end to female genital mu...

Gender Disparity: 5 Women Changing the Trajectory

Abesi Manyando | Posted 03.11.2017 | Women
Abesi Manyando

We have to do better in not just talking and writing about these issues but taking action, even small ways. Here are five women who are making a difference in the lives of many girls all over the world.

On Waris Dirie, Our Monday Muse

Prabal Gurung | Posted 10.13.2013 | Style
Prabal Gurung

With racial diversity on the runway an ongoing issue -- women of color continue to be overwhelmingly underrepresented -- we've recently been thinking about the legacy of fashion icon Waris Dirie.

'Desert Flower' A Must-See Film About a Must-Change Custom

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Desert Flowerschronicles the story of a young Somali girl who made the journey from the harsh conditions as a desert nomad to unexpected success as a fashion model and activist.

Female Circumcision -- 90 Percent of Childbearing Women in Egypt?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Does that mean that most of the spirited young woman demonstrators and bloggers we have seen on TV have lost control over their bodies? Or do they belong to the lucky 10 percent?

Help End Female Genital Mutlilation in Somalia and Everywhere

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margie Goldsmith

From the Somali desert to the world's catwalks, Waris Dirie's story is dramatized in the movie Desert Flower, a story which I hope will impel you to take action.

International Women's Day: 11 Women Who Are Changing The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today is International Women's Day. March 8 is set aside to commemorate the achievements of women in politics, science and social change. At HuffPost...