Strong women, safe childbirth, healing of obstetric fistula
Welcome to Women's Hope International. Together with our partners, we are committed to the improvement of maternal health in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Chad. Teenage girls and women are given professional support during pregnancy, birth and childbed. Women with obstetric fistula are treated. Women and girls are empowered in their social standing to eradicate forced child marriages and teenage pregnancies.
Find out about the WHI projects in Afghanistan.
Find out about the WHI projects in Bangladesh.
Find out about the WHI projects in Ethiopia.
Find out about the WHI projects in Chad.
Strong Women and Girls
The Battle against Forced Marriage and Child Marriages
In many regions,girls are still being married off as minors against their will. This practice, which is a gross breach of human rights, has serious consequences for their health, their level of education and their mental health. The girls concerned are often subject to physical violence. Teenage pregnancies bear a greater risk of birth complications and the development of obstetric fistula. WHI is committed to fighting against child marriages.
Professional Supervision during Pregnancy and Childbirth
Every other minute, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth! Most deaths of women and children would be preventable. Women’s Hope International is committed to breaking down the high hurdles to good healthcare that exist for pregnant women in Africa and Asia. This includes training young women as midwives, the construction of birth clinics and carrying out measures to raise awareness in the general population.
Healing of obstetric Fistula
Holistic Health for Girls and Women with Obstetric Fistula
Two million girls and women worldwide suffer from obstetric fistula. This severe injury can occur during protracted, unsupervised childbirth. It leads to permanent incontinence. Most women are cast out from society due to the permanent and embarrassing odour. WHI uses a holistic method to help women with obstetric fistula. They can return back to a life in dignity.