Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Burkina Faso: Let’s break the barriers to contraception for women and girls in Burkina Faso - ONLINE PETITION and VIDEO

Amnesty International Toronto
July 16, 2015
     Bibata is on a mission to promote and protect women's rights in Burkina Faso. Watch her inspiring story, then sign our petition to put women in charge of their own bodies. Click here for more information. Click here for ONLINE PETITION ‪#‎MyBodyMyRights‬

Published on Jul 15, 2015, video (5:16 min)
     Bibata Ouédraogo is an activist committed to the promotion and protection of women’s rights, including sexual rights and reproductive rights and the right to maternal health. Her work focuses on community outreach on HIV/AIDS, maternal health, violence and discrimination against women, FGM, forced marriage, early.
     Bibata Ouédraogo is the president of the Ouahigouya branch of AFEDEB, a women's association for the development of Burkina Faso. Ouahigouya is a town approximately 180 km from the capital Ouagadougou. The association covers 15 sectors surrounding Ouahigouya and nine of the 36 villages of Ouahigouya. 
     Bibata Ouédraogo is a former teacher. She is married and mother of six children. Her passion for human rights has led her to continue working despite her retirement from teaching in 2013.