By: Habiba Cooper Diallo
NEW YORK, I spoke at the Guineans Succeeding in America's 1st Annual Women's Conference, held on March 16th in New York. I presented on obstetric fistula: causes, treatment and prevention and let community members know how they can help end it. I also attended sessions at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, a week long event that welcomed delegations, gender equality advocates and NGO's from all over the world. I caught up with members of the UN Campaign to End Fistula and presented my book to them. It was great fun and learning. Congrats to the team of Guineans Succeeding in America for their efforts.
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