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. Below, we share the stories of these strong women as part of a new series: “Out of the Margins.”
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.
CURE International’s Fistula Surgeons
A team of fierce, all-female fistula surgeons are stepping up to meet an acute need—for more female doctors in Afghanistan.