Declare April 11 an International Day for Maternal Health and Rights
April 11 2016, will be the third call to action to establish an International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. There are several ways for you to show your support on (or before) April 11th:
- Please sign the petition calling on the UN Secretary General to officially recognize this date in support of global maternal health. Sign the petition to the UN Secretary General
- Contribute a blog poston why we need an International Day for Maternal Health and Rights
- Join the #IntlMHDayTwitter Chat Relay, April 11 starting at 9:30 AM EST
Safe Motherhood for All Inc. seeks your support for the campaign to have an International Day for Maternal Health and Rights.
Every woman has the right to a dignified pregnancy, a safe delivery, and access to the skilled care that will help ensure both happen. Take a stand and join the worldwide movement to ensure that every woman has access to respectful and integrated maternity care. Maternal health advocates, researchers, and care providers are committed to ending human rights abuses and promoting skilled and dignified maternity care as disrespect and abuse of women within health care settings deter women from seeking and receiving quality maternal health care.
“A woman’s experience of maternity care will influence the outcomes of her birth, the success of her mothering career, and the long-term wellness of her child.”
Declare April 11 The International Day for Maternal Health and Rights is co-organized by the: Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), EngenderHealth, Ibis Reproductive Health, International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), Pathfinder International, White Ribbon Alliance, and Women Deliver.