International Women's Day 2019 is about #balanceforbetter.
The celebration of women reflects how far we have come and how far we still have to go to truly achieve gender equality.Our foundation encourages the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of maternal health.
In Sierra Leone, antenatal, delivery, and postnatal experiences for women often take place in rural communities rather than in healthcare facilities. It is very important the strategies we use to improve maternal and child health involve every part of our communities.
This month we had the absolute pleasure of speaking at Willoughby Girls High School, Cherrybrook Technology High School and Ascham School, Gartner and Kiwanis International for their International Women's Day events.
Continuing to speak about women's issues is critical because everything our foundation does looks at the health and wellbeing of women and children that include places like Sierra Leone. Women's issues are prevalent worldwide, so we believe that when we stand for ourselves we stand for all women. #genderequality
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“A mother and a child dying, that never made sense to me. How can women still continue to struggle for something that is preventable? No mother or their baby should die in childbirth just because of poverty” – Aminata Conteh-Biger In an in-depth interview with BBC Outlook, Aminata talks about her childhood in Sierra Leone, […]Read More
Have you seen the September issue of Women’s Weekly yet? This month features a six-page special on the life & journey of Aminata. She talks about her life during the war in Sierra Leone, her settlement in Australia as a refugee, and what inspired her to start the Aminata Maternal Foundation. Having our Founder in […]Read More
29 sleeps to go until my memoir, Rising Heart, will be released & in your hands! I feel so excited and humbled to share my story with you. Order now You know that my story is a message of hope and resilience despite experiencing extreme trauma. My dream is for every mother in Sierra Leone to […]Read More
Donate today A special thank you to our supporters who have already generously donated to our emergency COVID-19 appeal. As we head into the end of the financial year, now is the perfect time to make a tax-deductible gift. We are only $20,000 short of our target for this Tax Appeal campaign – any gift […]Read More
Thanks to Business Chicks Australia for the opportunity to amplify refugee voices in Aminata Conteh-Biger‘s take over of the Business Chick’s Instagram on the 16th of June. Aminata shared some images from our inaugural Bluff & Swagger African Fashion Lunch at SCEGGS in 2018, our first AMF Mother’s Day Walk in 2019, and second Bluff & Swagger Lunch […]Read More
You’ve waited very patiently and we’re delighted to share that Rising Heart will be released on 25 August 2020. Please join us in pre-ordering Aminata’s memoir ‘Rising Heart’ ASAP, and if you are super organised and have already done so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We trust you are just as excited as we […]Read More