WHOI is off to an exciting new year with the launch of the Fistula and Empowerment Program (FEP). FEP, which began on April 10th 2014, is compromised of young women from the Halifax area who meet weekly to partake in obstetric fistula education and to self-empower through discussion, film, workshops, and other activities that address health and social concerns such as mental and sexual health, shadeism, the use of misogynistic language in schools, and issues of cultural displacement and a sense of belonging in Canadian society.

The innovative weekly sessions are participant-led and incorporate audiovisual media, guest speakers, and activities such as spoken word as way to explore several avenues of self-empowerment.

So, stay tuned for more news on FEP!