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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Aminata Conteh-Biger has experienced some of the most extreme atrocities imaginable to any human being… And yet her story is one of dignity, positivity, and empowerment for women. Kidnapped from the hands of her father in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 1999 at the age of 18, Aminata was held captive for several months by rebel […]Read More
We are pleased to share some wonderful and very exciting news with you, Aminata will be addressing the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on ‘Restoring Dignity to Humanity, One Woman’s Ultimate Purpose’ in partnership with Women in Media on May 25. We would love to see you there! Please click the box below to get […]Read More
Our CEO and founder of Aminata Maternal Foundation recently shared her story as a refugee and as a mother with Marie Claire Magazine, Australia. Fleeing from civil war in Sierra Leone, Aminata speaks to Marie Claire how despite hardship and uncertainty she found safety in coming to Australia. To read the full feature please click […]Read More
The courageous story of Aminata Maternal Foundation founder Animata Conteh-Biger: “Motherhood should mark a beginning, not the end” This article by Juliet Rieden is a look back at Aminata Conteh-Biger’s harrowing experience and how she turned that experience into something good. Find out how you can be part of Aminata’s bid to save mothers and […]Read More
Walking for safe births in Sierra Leone This year, the walk focuses on a girl named Zainab and her struggles in giving birth in one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth, Sierra Leone. Aminata shares information about this advocacy and how it helps mothers and babies in Sierra Leone. To […]Read More
Aminata Conteh-Biger – Power for Good Thinkers and Doers – Aminata Conteh-Biger Interview by Shevonne Hunt for Wellbeing Magazine In this interview, Aminata shared how she found light in the darkness, how she rebuilt a life far from her hometown Sierra Leone. She shared the power of forgiveness in her life and how she found […]Read More