Building Awareness of the Link between Fistula and Gender-Based Violence

Original post on The DHS Program Blog.   Genital fistula, an abnormal hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that causes urinary or fecal incontinence, is a devastating, preventable condition that no woman should have to endure. It usually results from inadequately managed, prolonged or obstructed labor, surgical error, or trauma [1, 2].  Although […]

Role Models for Change at Women Deliver—and within EngenderHealth!

On Monday, May 14, more than 5,000 world leaders, activists, researchers, private-sector representatives, and other global stakeholders will arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 4th Women Deliver conference. Women Deliver 2016 is set to be the largest conference on the health, rights, and well-being of girls in the last decade. The focus of this year’s conference—how […]

“I am Happy Once Again”: Maryam’s Story

By Ibrahim Haruna, Community Mobilization Associate at EngenderHealth Nigeria “After a week of recovery at the hospital, I stood up from the bed, tried to move around, and then I realized I was wet and I could not understand what it was. Realized that I was leaking urine, I started crying, I cried all day […]