Every year between 230,000 and 398,000 women die before, during or just after childbirth. 99% of these women are in developing countries.
These figures are unacceptable in themselves, but some women are more at risk that others. Indigenous women, or those from other cultural minorities, are more likely to die or face complications related to pregnancy.
Sign up to the Mothers on the Margins campaign
Why not pledge your support for the maternal health of indigenous women by signing up to the Mothers on the Margins campaign? It’s quick and easy to do
What we are calling for:
- Culturally appropriate, accessible maternal health services, free from prejudice and discrimination
- A voice for indigenous mothers to participate in and make decisions about their own health
- Progress against poverty and poor health to be tracked by breaking down data into ethnic groups
Mothers on the Margins report
Read our campaign report to find out more about indigenous women’s maternal health in depth.