Tribute Feature: Simon de Banya & Waris Dirie


Simon de Banya“Loss of a UK hero”

Anyone who came across the activist and campaigner Simon De Banya was struck by two prominent aspects about him. Some might event say aspects that were impossible to seat side by side, but now with De Banya: First, his gentleness.

De Banya was not the kind of activist that would scream and shout, instead his demeanor was of a warm kindness, he won people over with charm and strong reasoned argument.

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Waris Dirie“From rags to human rights and justice”

Waris Dirie was born into a nomad family living in the Somali desert near the border to Ethiopia in 1965. At the age of five, she was forced to undergo the procedure of female genital mutilation.

This horrible tradition is still practiced in many countries around the world today – by both by Moslems and Christians. According to records kept by the United Nations more than 8000 girls become victims of this heinous crime every day.

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