Maternal and Child Health

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Making Unsafe Abortion History in the Philippines

On September 28, feminist activists around the world mobilize around International Safe Abortion Day. The day originated in Latin America and was known as “Campaña 28 de Septiembre por la Despenalización del Aborto”. In 2011, the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) adapted the

YOU’RE INVITED | Local, Sustainable Healthcare Models: Midwives For The Future

Did you hear the news? The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), together with a number of global partners, have announced PUSH — a decade-long global movement for women and the midwives who protect and uphold their rights and bodily autonomy. PUSH will accelerate progress on

How You Can Help End Obstetric Fistula

May 23rd is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, a day to raise awareness about a little-known childbirth injury that occurs when a woman has obstructed labor but cannot access medical help. It leaves a woman incontinent and too often an outcast. Even though obstructed

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Fighting Unsafe Abortion and Abortion Stigma in Sierra Leone

This blogpost speaks to the national burden of unsafe abortion in Sierra Leone. Those who are most vulnerable and least able to access safe services largely bear the cost.  Millions of poor women, young women, rural women and their families bear the lasting consequences of

Successes and Hopes from Champions Ending Female Genital Mutilation

Talaso Gababa and Hiwot Girma are Amref Health Africa End-FGM/C Community Champions. We asked them about successes and hopes for ending female genital mutilation (FGM) in their communities. Amref Health Africa UK is a member of Girls’ Globe. They share first-hand perspectives from grassroots changemakers

Motherhood in Conflict

Motherhood in Conflict: Barbara’s Story

War and conflict are soaring around the globe. Today, around two billion people are affected by fragile political systems, conflict or violence. In the past few years there has been an increase in attention for war-time sexual violence and rape as a weapon of war.

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace's Story by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace’s Story

Stories of motherhood and the female experience during war are often excluded and unexplored. This neglect shows in the little attention such stories get in the public discourse and in policy agendas. But without these stories, we miss the voices that are so important for

Postpartum Psychosis: the 'Silent' Postpartum Disorder

Postpartum Psychosis: the ‘Silent’ Postpartum Disorder

In August 2018, singer and songwriter Adele brought attention to postpartum psychosis when she shared a photo with her friend, Laura Dockrill, who was diagnosed with the condition. Adele wrote:

“This is my best friend … She has written the most intimate, witty, heartbreaking and articulate piece about her experience of becoming a new mum and being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Mamas talk about how you’re feeling because in some cases it could save yours or someone else’s life.”

Connie's Birth Story: dancing with the divine - The Positive Birth Story Podcast via Girls' Globe

Connie’s Birth Story: voicing your fear and letting it out

The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. In Episode #19, we hear from Connie.

Find all news, opinions and stories about maternal and child health from the perspectives of women and girls worldwide below. Great disparities exist and many challenges remain to ensure that all women and children have access to the health services they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Midwives and other health professionals play a great part in changing the health outcomes for mothers and their babies – and are doing so around the world. At Girls’ Globe we want to highlight the progress as well as the great steps that remain, the encouraging stories and the changemakers. Find all news, opinions and stories about maternal and child health from the perspectives of women and girls worldwide below.

The content on Girls’ Globe is created by our members – activists, advocates and experts on gender equality, human rights and social justice from around the world. 

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