By: Habiba Cooper Diallo
The Fistula and Empowerment Program (FEP) has officially commenced! Today was the very first day it took place. What is FEP you ask?
It is a fistula education and empowerment program I started to educate young African-descended women living in Halifax, Canada, about obstetric fistula and how it relates to the overarching theme of women’s empowerment not only in Africa, but also to their own self-empowerment as Black women living in Canada who have unique, and often marginalized, health experiences.
Habiba Cooper Diallo
I am a Canadian fistula advocate and blogger, and the founder of the Women’s Health Organization International, WHOI. I have been doing fistula awareness-building in Canada for the past 10 years. My work on fistula has led me to Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. I have been featured in Forbes, the HuffPost, and UNFPA