In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, Fistula Foundation honors the heroes standing up to obstetric fistula. These survivors, surgeons, and advocates are pushing fistula to where it belongs: in the past tense.
Between now and March 8th, we will continue to share the stories of these strong women as part of a new series: “Out of the Margins.”
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Sarah Omega, our invaluable staff member, is a fistula survivor. As a teenager, she was raped by a person in power and intimidated into silence. But Sarah is fearless. She has been telling her story and using her voice to empower other women forced in the margins.
Dr. Charlotte Kaliti
Dr. Charlotte Kaliti is the first female surgeon to complete Fistula Foundation’s rigorous surgeon training program in Kenya—and she’s just getting started.
Hasana lost everything when Boko Haram destroyed her village. But she survived—and is making a life for herself amidst the ashes.
Dr. Homa Dost
A team of fierce, all-female fistula surgeons are taking a stand in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dr. Homa Dost, one of CURE International’s surgeons, has dedicated her life to empowering Afghan women.