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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International Women’s Day 2020

March 5, 2020

International Women’s Day celebrates women all over the world, highlighting women’s achievements in all professional fields and aspects of society. In doing so, the day raises awareness against bias and supports a gender-equal world.  After taking its first steps towards rebuilding after an eleven year-long civil war, Sierra Leone was overwhelmed with the devastating Ebola […]

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Ben Fordham talks to Aminata about her story

February 23, 2020

“I grew up with my father and three other siblings… and my Dad was a businessman that travelled. So I grew up quite well off but in 1999 that changes… in the middle of the night we hear a lot of people crying, running around, trying to find safety.” Our CEO & Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger […]

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Black History Month

February 9, 2020

Our CEO and Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger is the inspiration behind what we do. Aminata lived a healthy and happy life in Freetown, Sierra Leone with her father. Though her life was changed when she was only a teenager. In 1999 a civil war, which would last 11 years, broke out. Aminata was captured by rebel […]

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International Day of Education

January 23, 2020

Education is a human right. Without inclusive and accessible education that provide lifelong opportunities, the cycle of poverty leaves many children and adults around the world at a great disadvantage. January 24th, the International Day of Education aims to recognise the importance of quality education for peace and development. According to the United Nations ‘… […]

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ABC Conversations Interview- Surviving kidnap in Sierra Leone

October 25, 2019

Have you had the chance to listen to Aminata’s interview with ABC Conversations’ Richard Fidler? Aminata spoke to Richard last year in a special audio interview about her capture by rebel soldiers during the civil war in Sierra Leone.  She spent months on the road with them, surviving terrible trauma. She was eventually freed, but […]

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Bluff & Swagger 2019

October 6, 2019

Aminata Maternal Foundation’s Bluff & Swagger Fashion Lunch was a celebration to remember. Our Cheer Squad, the team of volunteers, models, African drummers and supporters filled the room with the contagious and joyful spirit of Shout ‘Gladi Gladi’, in celebration of women overcoming adversity and celebrating their strength and resilience. Our drummers set the rhythm […]

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