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Why is maternal mortality a human rights crisis?

More than 300,000 mothers, sisters and daughters die each year from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth – one every 90 seconds. Most of these deaths could have been prevented....

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A Woman every 90 seconds
More than 300,000 mothers, sisters and daughters die each year from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth – one every 90 seconds. Most o...

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The Millennium Development Goals came onto the world stage over 10 years ago, promising some of the world’s most...
Rights are the key for people to break out of the poverty trap.
According to recent estimates, more than 358,000 women die each year from complications related to pregnancy and...

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All over the world, people in poverty are demanding dignity. They want an end to the injustice and exclusion that keep them trapped in deprivation. Amnesty International is campaigning on four main areas where poverty and human rights intersect: Maternal Mortality, Slums, Corporate Accountability and Making Rights Law. Those in poverty want to have control over the decisions that affect their lives. They want their voices to count. Join them now. Register on amnesty.org