A Mother’s Monument: Honoring mothers and those who protect them by raising awareness of the multiple causes of maternal mortality.
Maternal mortality remains one of the most devastating and preventable tragedies of our day — with nearly 90% of all deaths being preventable. Over the last 25 years the international community has been engaged in a monumental effort to reduce these deaths. Globally, maternal deaths have been reduced by nearly 50%, but the gains are not even and several countries – including the United States – are actually getting worse.
No country without a national action plan to address maternal mortality made progress preventing these avoidable deaths. Help us remember these women by building the first public memorial honor their lives and sacrifice. By bringing the discussion and tragedy of maternal mortality into the public sphere all of us will help raise the level cultural awareness about this problem and finally eliminate these preventable deaths.
In this short video we are going to share with you Angela’s story. If you were a mother faced with this impossible situation what would go through your mind? When you first realize that life is slipping away what is the last thing that you would want to embrace? If you could look back on the life you are leaving behind what would capture your imagination and give you peace? What would you expect of those who are left behind?
Do we remember these women?
Their individual families never forget, but as a country and across the globe there has been a collective forgetting. Here in the United States maternal deaths have actually tripled over the last 30 years. To put this into perspective, more women have died in childbirth (11,000) since 2001 than soldiers (7,000) have laid down their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is time to start remembering them again.
Please join us in doing three things.
- Explore the website. Learn about the monument and become more aware of the impact of maternal deaths in societies around the world and the efforts underway to improve these conditions.
- Like us on Facebook, and share this information with your friends and family.
- Then click here or on the donation link to the right. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.