On 4 November, on behalf of the campaign Zonta Says NO, the Zonta Club Frankfurt II Rhein-Main organized the presentation of the awarded film “Desert Flower”, followed by a discussion with specialists of Female Genital Mutilation. The film is based on the autobiographial book of Waris Dirie and demonstrates the horrible practice of female genital mutilation.
President Renate von Koeller welcomed a full house as Zontians and guests from many clubs in their area were present to underline the importance of Zonta Says NO.
The club was able to reinforce the awareness of Female-Genital-Mutilation in public during this campaign joined by so many women and men.
The club also offers support the organization “FORWARD GERMANY” with Euro 4.000, which will allow mutilated women to undergo an operation in the first European Hospital “Waldfriede“ in the “Desert-Flower-Center“ in Berlin-Zehlendorf, which specializes in plastic genital operations.