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Camilla and Marc

OVARIES. TALK ABOUT THEM.

Author, mother, and former refugee turned CEO Aminata Conteh-Biger, along with her children Serafina and Matisse to the conversation.

Learn about why Aminata is a fierce advocate for women:

"It is important for me to support ovarian cancer simply because it is a woman's issue. I realise that anything that affects any woman will affect me too. Women's issues are not talked about and I personally feel like there is more noise than action. Also as a woman of colour we find it difficult to talk about diseases. Where I come from, in Sierra Leone West Africa, there is absolutely no knowledge, research, or cures for any type of cancer. So again, any women issues, I make my issues.

Since the beginning of time, any issues or concerns that are about women’s bodies, feel like taboos. Women even find it difficult to talk to each other. We as women also have to invest in our courses, especially when it comes to our wellbeing."

READ MORE ABOUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

The Story of Aminata Conteh Biger’s Rising Heart by Emma Macdonald

May 3, 2022

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 […]

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Aminata to Address National Press Club

April 28, 2022

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 […]

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Australian Story

February 2, 2022

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 […]

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Now To Love

November 16, 2021

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 […]

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The Advocate

November 16, 2021

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 […]

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Wellbeing Magazine

October 21, 2021

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 […]

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