Welcome to Women and Children First
Women and Children First is working to achieve an equitable world where all women, children and adolescents have good health and mothers and newborn babies no longer die from conditions that are treatable or preventable.
We work in some of the world's poorest communities in Asia and Africa to stop mothers and babies from dying during pregnancy, childbirth or in the first few days and months of life. We do this through women's groups which have been recommended by the World Health Organisation.
Our work reduces a woman's chance of dying due to pregnancy or childbirth by up to 50% and reduces the chances of newborn babies dying by 33%.
- 06/09/16 Women and Children First at Africa Fashion Week
- 11/08/2016 International Youth Day: Helping Girls to Choose their Childhood over Wifehood or Motherhood
- 08/08/2016 What happens to community projects when external funding ends? Considering the sustainability of participatory women’s groups in rural Nepal