By: Habiba Cooper Diallo
Greetings everyone. I am so pleased to be here today, and so gratified to be the recipient of the Zonta, Young Women in Public Affairs Award. My name is Habiba Cooper Diallo and I am 17-years-old. Today, I am proud to say that my morality is defined by feminist values. My journey began 5 years ago after reading about Anafghat Ayouba in the Wall Street Journal.
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