My Elevator Pitch

Stelz
Posted March 17, 2017 from Ethiopia

My name is Stella Mofor.

I am a gender equality activist and founder of Bridgender Gap Global (BGG) a non-profit organisation that works for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Our mission is to improve gender equity in health acknowledging that women’s rights to better health is one of the most direct and potent ways to achieve social justice and bring change to whole communities

Our top priority is supporting victims of Obstetric Fistula which is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries, that leaves it victims with still-birth, chronic medical problems, depression, social isolation and deepening poverty.

Our goal is to impact as many women and girls as possible in sub-Saharan Africa starting in Ethiopia where this problem is prevalent. In a bit to eradicate this preventable ad treatable condition BGG aims at increasing victim’s awareness and sensitisation against child marriages one of the causes of maternal morbidity (fistula). Increase victims access to health information, increase efforts to keep adolescent girls in school and ensuring effective rehabilitation in their communities when treatment is over and much more

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Enmita Marin
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 17, 2017

Hello Stella Mofor, is nice to read about your organization, i didn´t know that obstetric fistula was a complication of child marriages. I admire you for being worry about other women´s health and try to improve the quality of their live. 

best wishes for you! and i hope that you can tell us more about your project.. 

Stelz
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 20, 2017

Hello Enmita, thank you for your comments. Obstetric Fistula is actually caused by prolonged labour very often due to lack of reproductive health care especially in under developed countries in rural areas. This is why this problem has been eliminated in Europe, America, Canada and most countries where their health care systems are advanced. The problem with child marriages is that it is worst in younger women especially with girls under 15 years of age as their bodies reproductive systems is not mature or strong enough to withstand such long labour hours thereby very often resulting in obstetric fistula. So discouraging or campaigning against child marriages half solved the problem.

Once more many thanks and keep intouch

Cheers

JulieG
Mar 19, 2017
Mar 19, 2017

Dear Stelz,

I'm so grateful you are bringing awareness to this issue and your elevator pitch does a wonderful job of summarizing the issue, your goals and plans.  Great work!

Stelz
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 20, 2017

Thanks Julie ever so grateful for your kind comments

Keep in touch

Cheers