For International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Huffington Post highlights the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula exhibition at the NYU Kimmel Center in New York City by Kupona Foundation, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, UNFPA’s Campaign to End Obstetric Fistula, Fistula Foundation, New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life and the College of Global Public Health The collection of work by artist Jac Saorsa is designed to shine a light on the experiences of women living with and recovering from obstetric fistula, to raise awareness about the condition, and to mobilize support for the programs and partnerships that work to restore women’s dignity.
For more information, visit Resilience: Artist Perspectives on Obstetric Fistula, an online component to the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula exhibition. This virtual art gallery showcases Dr. Saorsa’s work, as well as the work of other professional artists who have lent their talents to raising awareness of obstetric fistula.
Visit at http://www.resilience.gallery.
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 this condition in the developed world has grown, there is still a lot of work to be done before this critical global health challenge is given a permanent place in the spotlight.