Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day. As we at Women Deliver have been saying all year, MATERNAL HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT. And as we said in our blog for Conversations for a Better World:
The truth is: maternal health is a human right. The right of all women to quality health care must be ensured to prevent the deluge of avoidable maternal deaths and injuries that happen every day. Maternal health care must be available, accessible, and of high quality. When countries fail to provide such care, it is a violation of women’s rights to life, health, equality, and non-discrimination.
Last year the folks at Witness, an international non-profit organization that uses video and online technologies to shine a light on human rights abuses around the world, asked an interesting question:
What image has opened your eyes to human rights? Is there an image or video related to maternal health that really shocked you into reality?
Let’s talk about this again. It is so difficult to show, visually, maternal health as a human right. What images speak to you? Link to them in the comments!