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"We Must End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In Our Time"
▲ Ms. Waris Dirie Giving a speech to women leaders
2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Waris Dirie, participated in the 4th Global Women’s Peace Network on the topic of “Improving Women’s Human Rights” at Lotte Hotel World on February 8.
About 200 female leaders who came from many different countries around the world, showed keen interest of Waris Dirie’s works. She is the human rights activist who publicized the eradication of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the international community. She confessed the violence of FGM to the world when her career, as a fashion model, was at its peak.
She brought great attention from the audience by saying “There was a painful time when I begged just to remain alive, but I survived with strong patience, and I felt a call to report every bit of the pain and suffering that I, my family and African women suffered(FGM).”
In addition, she explained about the motivation in becoming a human rights activist in the fight against FGM : “I thought I would use the life to correct the wrong side of the world, since my childhood. I think everyone was born on Earth for one reason, so I decided to detonate it when I had enough power to influence the world.”
At the end of the lecture, she told to female leaders that, “Women and men have an equal value of 50 to 50. Since women are the great ones that create humanity and are precious ones who have enormous responsibilities to raise future generations to the right path, all women should be treated equally as men.”
The event was attended by Sakena Yacoobi, the laureate of 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize and founder of the Afghan Learning Institute for Refugees Education, Yeon-Sook Lee, the 16th member of the National Assembly and former chairman of the Korean Women’s Association, and Caroline Hanchin, vice president of the UN NGO’s Women’s Status Committee, and director of the UN office of the WFWP engaged in heated discussions on the current situation of human rights.
The Women’s Federation for World Peace, which hosted the event, has been registered as the ‘comprehensive consultative status’ organization of the un Economic Council since 2001, and has been engaged in activities for the realization of the peace world at the individual and individual level through the Global Women’s Peace Network project.