Policy and Advocacy
Women and Children First's Policy Work
Women and Children First is engaged in evidence-informed reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health policy work and influences development initiatives in the UK and abroad.
Collaborative Advocacy Activities
Women and Children First works in partnership with a number of organisations to advocate for maternal and infant health.
Manifesto for Motherhood
Women and Children First is part of the Manifesto for Motherhood coalition, a group of UK-based NGOs, professional associations and civil society networks who advocate and campaign for accelerated efforts to meet Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.
Women and Children First hosts and attends conferences across the UK and internationally regarding women and infant health issues.
Over a quarter of a million women and three million newborn babies die each year in pregnancy and childbirth or soon afterwards, the majority of them in Africa and South Asia. For every woman who dies at least twenty more suffer complications which leave them with lifelong disability and pain.
Our unique programmes are saving the lives of mothers and babies every day. We need you to help us to equip women with their most vital survival tool: knowledge.