Dignity regained after humiliation
"For 40 years, I lived with obstetric fistula and that's all I got from life," shares with tears Marguerite Sinzobakwira, a 63-year-old woman met in the Urumuri center waiting for surgery.
Twenty-five years ago, a global revolution started in Cairo when 179 world leaders met at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and recognized that individuals have a basic human right to make free and responsible reproductive choices. The ICPD Programme of Action stressed that women's empowerment is a precondition for development. Despite progress in Africa, the quest to fulfill the ICPD...