Fistula

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Obstetric Fistula in Zimbabwe

Nyaradzai’s story could be the story of many women living with fistula in Zimbabwe and other developing countries. Fistula is a silent disease, and as a result many women are suffering in silence.

Fistula in Her Words

As storytellers mobilizing support through narratives, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to do so without jeopardizing the privacy or dignity of the people we serve. Today marks International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, and we’ve been reflecting on an important question: How do we,

Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula

Post Written By: Abbey Kocan, Executive Director  The first time I met a woman who was recovering from obstetric fistula surgery, I was faced with a reality I had been sheltered from for far too long. Four years later, while the level of awareness around

My Mother’s Day Gift

By Elisa Gambino In the spring of 2013, my husband, Neal Broffman, and I visited Gondar University Hospital in Ethiopia with partners Fistula Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. We interviewed and filmed the work that they are supporting to treat women suffering from obstetric fistula,

Why is motherhood in Tanzania about luck?

Written by Samantha Bossalini, Communications and Development Associate, Kupona Foundation This past March, I visited our implementing partner, CCBRT, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. One humid afternoon, I sat with a dozen ladies recovering from surgery to repair the trauma of obstetric fistula. I was surprised by

Women Making It Happen in Tanzania

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women across the globe who are inspiring change in their communities. At Kupona Foundation, we are lucky enough to meet and work with women like this every day as we pull together to improve access to quality

End Female Genital Mutilation: #FGMrose

My mother grew up in Sierra Leone, a country where 88 percent of girls undergo the process of female genital mutilation (FGM). But my mother was not cut. Her mother refused to allow her daughters to undergo the process, and members of their community shunned

Midwives: At the Center of Preventing Obstetric Fistula

This week, midwives from around the globe are convening in Prague at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Congress to share best practices, new innovations, learn more about the current status of mothers and newborns, and inspire each other (and others) to action. As midwives are at

Musicians Unite Against Fistula

The Campaign to End Fistula, in collaboration with the Fistula Foundation and Mercy Ships, have been privileged with a brand new song by several well-known Senegalese singers, put together especially to raise awareness of obstetric fistula. The song was presented at the launch of the International Day

First International Day to End Fistula: Launch of New Girls' Globe Channel

Today is the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Girls’ Globe is a proud partner of the Campaign to End Fistula, a global campaign and network of organizations working with prevention and treatment of Obstetric fistula and rehabilitation of women who have endured the

The content on Girls’ Globe is created by our members – activists, advocates and experts on gender equality, human rights and social justice from around the world. 

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