UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus Creates Awareness about Obstetric Fistula in Congo – PHOTOS

Stephanie Linus, who is the recently appointed regional ambassador for maternal health in West and Central Africa by the  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), visited the Democratic Republic of Congo. This was done in commemoration of the International Day to End Obstetrical Fistula, as part of her commitment to raising awareness on maternal health issues.

Tagged “Hope,healing and dignity for all”, it featured several activities aimed at giving hope to girls and women around Africa.

Silverbird reports that she addressed the ambassadors and requested them to put in motion laws and procedures that will stop child marriage, in turn ending obstetric fistula and improve access to health care.

Women should not die while giving life. Girls have rights that need to be respected-education, decent jobs, choose who to marry and when to have children and how many of them. Every woman and girl have a right to be treated with respect and dignity”, she stated.

Stephanie participated in a a lot of activities which included the showing of her award-winning movie ‘DRY’. It is a movie that showcased the hard trials little girls go through when they are given away too early in marriage. She also visited the women with repaired fistula at the Biamba Marie Motombo Hospital in Kinshasa.

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Photo Credit: SilverBird TV

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