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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

EngenderHealth and A Walk to Beautiful

A Walk to Beautiful is the acclaimed full-length documentary about five Ethiopian women suffering from obstetric fistula. From its web site:

"The award winning feature-length documentary A Walk to Beautiful tells the stories of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries and embark on a journey to reclaim their lost dignity. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. They make the choice to take the long and arduous journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a cure and a new life."

EngenderHealth is pleased to announce that it is one of several organizations named in the new Action Guide (PDF, 1.0mb) produced to accompany the documentary, thanks to our work to repair and prevent this condition.

Also check out our series of digital stories, Learn From My Story: Women Confront Fistula in Rural Uganda, in which fistula survivors share their stories and medical staff talk about the issues they face (also available on YouTube).

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