Tag Archives: International Women’s Day

Charity Navigator – March is Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, Charity Navigator published a list of highly-rated three and four star charities focusing their efforts on a variety of causes and issues which benefit women and girls, whether locally or internationally. Fistula Foundation is proud to be part of this list! “You can give confidently to these organizations, knowing…

Out of the Margins #3 – Strength in the ashes

Note: this story contains distressing content. Hasana* lost everything when Boko Haram destroyed her village. But she survived—and is making a life for herself amidst the ashes.   The attack was horrific. Boko Haram militants tore through Hasana’s village, killing and raping her family and neighbors. When help arrived, the militants set her village on…

Out of the Margins #2 – This doctor is unstoppable

Dr. Charlotte Kaliti is a force to be reckoned with. She is the first female surgeon to complete Fistula Foundation’s rigorous training program in Kenya—and she’s just getting started. Dr. Kaliti commands the room as she sits at the head of a conference table in Nairobi. She looks impeccable—even though she entered only moments before…

Out of the Margins #1 – Sarah will not be silenced

2018 will be a critical year for women around the world. Women on the margins are sharing their stories—and more and more of us are listening. Sarah Omega Kidangasi, 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…

Global Moms Challenge

Women Inspire: Rose’s Story

In honor of International Women’s Day, Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant writes about how access to surgery and vocational training is empowering women—and impacting entire communities in the process. Read the story of Rose on Global Moms Challenge: #WomenInspire: How access to surgery and vocational training is changing lives – Global Moms Challenge Rose Chelimo…