In Kenya, as in many other countries, the health care system lacks the resources to provide care to those who need it, and patients also have few means for exercising their rights.
My name is Sarah Omega and I am a fistula survivor from Kenya. After my parents died, I was raped by a religious leader and became pregnant at age 19. A wrenching labor left me with fistula.
It’s been said that in an unequal world, women are the most unequal among equals. Obstetric fistula is a living example of this statement.
Awatif is from Darfur, Sudan and is a survivor of fistula who turned her own suffering and ultimate good fortune into a quest to help other women.
Speaker John Boehner is like a super-hero to the anti-choice crowd but will he really be the “most pro-life Speaker in history”?; UN Chief leaves half the world’s population out of his end-of-the-year wrap up.
The United Nations makes anti-choice Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in charge of accountability for women’s health in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
The U.S. has shockingly high rates of maternal death, especially among marginalized communities such as women of color. The human right to health care, particularly maternal health care, is not being met in the US. But we can change this.
Women’s health and rights advocates today applauded the appointment of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin of Nigeria as executive director of the United Nations Population Fund.
Approximately 26,000 African women die as a result of unsafe abortion every year. Another 1.7 million are hospitalised, and many others also suffer serious health complications, but never seek treatment. We can save these women.
Rand Paul, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, argues his state has made Medicaid coverage of labor and delivery “too easy.” In reality paying for a pregnancy can be anything but easy.