- International Women’s Day 2014 – Inspiring Change
- A visit to Malawi provides a stark reminder of why our work is needed
- Our Radio 4 Appeal update – a big thank you
- Each year 1 million babies die on their first day of life according to a new report by Save the Children. Ros Davies presents Women and Children First’s response to the report’s findings.
- Jo Dawson tells us why she is running the 2014 London marathon for Women and Children First – would you like to join her?
- Scaling the heights of Kilimanjaro to save mums and babies
On September 28th, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution reaffirming the importance of addressing maternal mortality and morbidity, and calling for direct action to save mothers’ lives. The resolution calls for the development of practical guidance, through an expert workshop, to assist States, the United Nations system and all stakeholders in applying human-rights based frameworks to programmes and policies aimed at preventing maternal death and disability.
This expert workshop will be open to government bodies, regional organisations, relevant UN agencies and civil society organisations, and will incorporate recommendations from the report developed by the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health.
All language editions of the resolutions are available here (the letters on the right under “Documents” refer to the different languages)
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Our Radio 4 Appeal update – a big thank you
Thank you very much to all of you who contributed to help us raise our total of £9,345.85.
Please do watch this short video where you can listen to the stories of some of the mothers we have helped in Bangladesh.
You’ll hear from Jyosna who’s life, and that of her son Nurani, was saved by a loan worth just £15.