She survived months as a sex slave and escaped to Australia as a refugee. Aminata Conteh-Biger can't change the past but now she's ready to help the future of her homeland, which has become the world's most dangerous place to give birth. (An SBS Production) CC #DaughterofSierraLeone #DatelineSBS #Documentary
*** SBS Dateline’s Daughter of Sierra Leone has won a New York Festivals International TV and film silver award in the Health/Medical Information category. ***
A must-see documentary. To watch the full-length episode, copy this link into your computer’s internet browser: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/881784387906/dateline-s2017-ep4-daughter-of-sierra-leone...
We are very excited to announce the five contest winners of the poignant, humanistic memoir 'Rising Heart' & we wish you all a great read: @littlebisous @kirsty_brooke @uglyflatlaysx @lifewlinda @karthika.menon 💖💖💐
Congrats to everyone who participated! Let us express our gratitude, heartfelt thanks and appreciation to every one of you for the part you played and continue to play in fulfilling Aminata's vision and our organisation’s mission. Each day we are getting closer to our goals and by purchasing a copy of the book, you contribute to improving maternal and newborn healthcare in Sierra Leone.
We invite our winners to write to us by private and direct message on Instagram to provide us with their full name and delivery details x...
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at the Aminata Maternal Foundation!💘
This Mother’s Day we showed you the harsh realities of what women face in Sierra Leone. The reality that they often arrive at hospital alone, without many possessions and often without anywhere to afterwards.
This is Alice, we showed you her hospital bag yesterday.
Alice is 30 years old, single and lives in poverty alone in Freetown. A few years ago, when Alice was pregnant, she could not afford to go to a hospital and unfortunately her baby died because she was in labour for too long. In 2020, Alice discovered that she was pregnant again. As soon as the father was aware, he left her. Alice had been sustaining herself by begging. This was her only means of surviving. While on the streets, someone told her about the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) and she came to be registered. When the doctors screened Alice, they found out, that she was expecting twins, meaning she would have a more complicated birth. Thankfully, unlike in the past where Alice gave birth without any support, at the Aberdeen Women's Centre she was able to give birth safely. On 4th May, she successfully gave birth to a healthy boy and girl.
This Mother’s Day keep in mind the mother’s and babies in Sierra Leone like Alice and her beautiful twins. They rely on our support to get the care and safety they need.
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This is Alice’s hospital bag. Alice is a 30 year-old single mother living in poverty in Freetown. She came to the Aberdeen Women’s Centre to give birth. When she arrived she found out that she was expecting twins which made her labour more far more dangerous and complicated. Thankfully, Alice was able to safely deliver her two beautiful twins. However, we want to draw your attention to Alice’s hospital bag. She simply arrived with a plastic bag. Inside the bag was a single blanket, a plate and a shirt.
In Sierra Leone, 1 in 8 mother’s die from child birth. In Australia, this figure is 1 in 8700. This devastating statistic highlights the reality for so many mother’s and babies in Sierra Leone. With your help, we can start to put an end to infant mortality in Sierra Leone. Motherhood should mark a beginning, not an end.
#amfmumsofmay #aminatamaternalfoundation #mothersday #hospitalbag #sierraleone...
In Australia, when mothers prepare to go to hospital to give birth, preparing a baby bag is often an exciting novelty. We ponder on what we may need; a blanket for our new Bub, some baby wipes, clean pyjamas, toiletries, a phone charger for all the beautiful baby photos we are about to take! “Baby bags” in Australia is just one of the simple luxuries mother’s endeavour before giving birth.
Last week we asked you to have a think about some of the items you would take to the hospital in your baby bag. Take a look at this Mother’s hospital bag and baby bag and note all the bits and pieces we usually bring with us to Hospital🏥
Also note how nappies are not needed to bring to Australian Hospitals for childbirth as women are provided with premium branded nappies upon their departure. Simple luxuries such as these make us realise how lucky we are in Australia to have access to supportive health care, 24/7 access to health services and we can even arrive in emergencies by ambulance in a timely fashion!
Stay tuned to see what mother’s in Sierra Leone pack in their baby bags💛
For the month of May, we celebrate all mums 🤍 no matter what form they take, in all their care and nurturing of others or any form of terrestrial life.
We are giving away up to 5 copies of Rising Heart as a prize for both the winners and the winning tagged account(s).
To enter, tag anyone who is a supportive light in your life, like, share and follow our account @aminatafoundation.
Enter as many times as you like on each account’s posts this month. 1 tag per comment, 1 comment per entry.
Winners will be drawn and notified after Mother’s Day. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. If you get contacted that you are the winner of this competition, please check to make sure the account contacting you is legitimate before giving out any personal details.
What would you pack in your hospital bag checklist?💐
As Mother's Day sneaks up on us this year, here at the Aminata Maternal Foundation we continue to spread awareness for mothers and babies, whilst simultaneously working to improve access to healthcare in Sierra Leone.🧡
Stay tuned to see our Mother's Day Campaign #AMFMumsofMay #aminatamaternalfoundation @aminata_conteh_biger #mothersday #hospitalbag #pregnancy #sierraleone #pregnancychecklist #newmums #humanrights #healthcare...
In 1999 whilst I was completing my final year of high-school in South Africa, she was being Kidnapped by rebel forces in West Africa.
Two African women.
Two very different realities.
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@Aminata_conteh_biger of the @aminatafoundation
Aminata is an author, activist, speaker, performer, and former refugee turned Founder & CEO of the Aminata Maternal Foundation.
And on 29 April 2021, at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards, she was awarded Agenda Setter of the Year Award, for her work establishing the Aminata Maternal Foundation, saving the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies in her home country, Sierra Leone. The judges noted her “ethos and integrity, and how she personifies joy.” They spoke about her going out by herself from Australia, harnessing a deeply traumatic past for the “benefit of wider society and to make the lives of women in her home country safer.”
I hope that this episode of the show moves you as deeply as it moved me, and ignites you to do whatever is required for you to stand more deeply in your power so that you can impact humanity and the planet on a greater scale.
And if you haven’t read her book “Rising Heart” GET IT NOW! [link in the comments below]
ONE WOMAN'S ASTONISHING JOURNEY FROM UNIMAGINABLE TRAUMA TO BECOMING A POWER FOR GOOD!
The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO writes ‘'The best and the worst of our shared humanity...breathtaking and heartbreaking.'
With love and excitement for your imminent next level of growth.
Listen to your inner whispers and take courageous action beautiful human.
Aminata Conteh-Biger took out the Agenda Setter of the Year Award, for her work establishing the Aminata Maternal Foundation, saving the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies in her home country, Sierra Leone. The judges noted her “ethos and integrity, and how she personifies joy.” They spoke about her going out by herself from Australia, harnessing a deeply traumatic past for the “benefit of wider society and to make the lives of women in her home country safer.”
Deepest gratitude for this marvellous recognition for my vision and my voice. I do not take this lightly and I also acknowledge that I have upgrade a greater responsibility to humanity, especially with the @aminatafoundation Your trust and believe in my character, is received with Humility and Grace ✨🖤✨🖤 — @aminata_conteh_biger