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Call the midwife: Saving the lives of women refugees

Latest update : 2018-02-16

By Annette YOUNG , Gaëlle ESSOO , Selina SYKES , Stéphanie CHEVAL

In this edition, we meet Alice Gautreau, a French midwife for Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), who has co-written a book on her experiences in saving the lives of women refugees as they cross the Mediterranean. Also how women are working hard to convince Senegalese communities not to carry out female genital mutilation despite the practice being banned in Senegal for nearly 20 years. Plus how the #MeToo movement even reached the streets of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival.