Women around the world sent us their stories.

We need your help to make sure they keep traveling.

Step 1: read the stories

Step 2: chose one that you relate to

Step 3: tell someone about it

Unsafe surgery is silencing women around the world. Pass on a story and turn up the volume so we can MAKE IT 0:

“I’m sharing this story because I take issue with unsafe surgery.”

Click on the Facebook and Twitter buttons on each interview page to share your favourites.

Facebook: download the “Unsafe Surgery Is Our Issue” campaign card and make it your profile. Twitter: download the campaign ‘twibbon’ and join the conversation at #UnsafeSurgeryIWD

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There’s an obvious cure for unsafe surgery: safe surgery. If you’d like to support a hospital, healthcare worker or patient with equipment and training, you can donate here.