Welcome to Make Women Matter, a campaign from Marie Stopes International calling for global commitment to reproductive choice and rights to improve the lives of women and put an end to preventable maternal deaths.
Why we need to Make Women Matter
Every day, 800 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Worldwide, one woman dies every eight minutes from an unsafe abortion.
Teenage pregnancy is the number one cause of mortality for girls aged between 15-19. Girls in South Sudan are more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than complete primary education.
Millions of lives could be saved if women had access to basic healthcare and contraception. It is time for the international community to Make Women Matter.
There are 3 ways you can support our campaign:
…calling for the next development agenda to commit to women’s reproductive health and rights
…via Instagram of a woman who matters to you – tell us who she is and why you think we should #makewomenmatter
…with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube using #makewomenmatter.