In Their Own Words: Prefaces to Cultural Adaptations of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

The OBOS global partners who translate and adapt “Our Bodies, Ourselves” into different languages often encounter enormous obstacles. In the preface to each edition, the partners share their experiences, explain the great need for accessible and accurate health information in their countries, and examine the challenges they faced.

Click on a book cover or global partner below to read these prefaces, translated into English.

preface to Nashim LeGufan
Women and Their Bodies, Israel
2011 Hebrew adaptation

 


Sanlaap (India) and Manavi (U.S.)
2009 Bangla adaptation

 


Women’s Rehabilitation Center, Nepal
2008 Nepali adaptation

 


Women Unlimited, India
2008, English for South Asia 

 


Women’s Health in St. Petersburg, Russia
2007 Russian adaptation

 


Alternative Culture Publishing, South Korea
2005 Korean adaptation

 


Tibetan Nuns Project, Tibet
2005 Tibetan adaptation

 


Research Group on Women and Laws in Senegal
2004, French for French-speaking Africa

 


Network of East-West Women, Poland
2004 Polish adaptation

 


The Center “Partnership for Development,” Romania
2002 Romanian adaptation

 


Armenian Charitable Foundation on Population Development
2001 Armenian adaptation

 


Women’s Health Initiative, Bulgaria
2001 Bulgarian adaptation 

 


Women’s Health Promotion Center, Serbia
2001 Serbian adaptation 

 

Cover of Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas (2000)
OBOS Collaboration with Caribbean, Central & South American Women’s Health Groups, U.S.
2000 Spanish adaptation

 


 

Many of the prefaces listed above have been compiled into a 2008 booklet, “Our Bodies, Ourselves Transformed Worldwide: Prefaces to Cultural Adaptations of ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves.'”

Cover of "Our Bodies, Ourselves Transformed Worldwide"

 

The booklet has also been translated into Brazilian Portuguese: “Our Bodies, Ourselves Transformado Mundialmente: Uma Coleção de Prefácios com traduçoes culturalmente adaptadas de ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves.'” You can also read the English translation of the Portuguese foreword to the booklet.

Cover of Our Bodies, Ourselves Transformado Mundialmente: Uma Coleção de Prefácios com traduçoes culturalmente adaptadas de Our Bodies, Ourselves