"From a western European perspective, this idea is difficult to understand. Here, however, traditions are deeply rooted in the local communities..."
Lisa, an obstetritian / gynaecologist from the USA, has just returned from an assignment with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Aweil, South Sudan. Here she blogs about helping a young woman who has survived sexual violence...
Kirsti is a midwife from the USA, currently working for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan. Today she blogs about a first-time mother and trying to learn from her patients...
Liza blogs from Chad about the role of women in the community where she's based.
"It will be very challenging, but I feel ready"
Alice is a midwife who has just started her assignment on board MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, run jointly by Doctors without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE.
She shares her thoughts about her first rescue on board Aquarius...
Dr Georgina Woolveridge recently spent six months working in Kamrangirchar, a slum area on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. She describes some of the factors fuelling violence in the overcrowded slum.
Sarah is a GP from the UK, on assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Chad, Africa's fifth largest country.
So far this year, 333 women have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by the team on the search and rescue vessel MV Aquarius. Tiziana, the communication manager on board, blogs about meeting two of them.