“The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman.”

Violence and political instability continue to plague the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), effectively crippling its limited maternal healthcare infrastructure and abandoning women who are suffering with fistula. These grinding conditions prompted author and humanitarian Lisa Shannon to call it “the worst place on earth to be a woman.”

Every woman should have access to life-changing fistula surgery. No woman should suffer a life of isolation and misery simply for trying to bring a child into the world.

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, add your name if you agree: