Last week Tuesday, March 4th 2014, WHOI presented at the Mount Saint Vincent University annual Girls Conference. The two-day event, in celebration of International Women’s Week, featured several guest speakers and break-out sessions designed to empower the girls to raise their voices and become engaged in their communities.
On 3 December 2013 our founder, Habiba Cooper Diallo, received the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) district award for Atlantic Canada and New England, USA. This achievement is part of an ongoing scholarship competition and she will now enter the international pool. We wish her the best! Click here to learn more about Zonta's Fistula program in Liberia.
Nearly two years ago around this time our founder, Habiba Cooper Diallo, was gearing up for her visit to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia's bustling and beautiful capital city. Her work as an OF advocate was what impelled her visit. At the hospital, she had the opportunity to meet and interview two patients. She describes the experience as having "personalized" her work on fistula. Today, the fight against fistula continues and WHOI is proud to part of the effort.