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Call for more accountability

September 30, 2013

The Independent Expert Review Group for Women's and Children's health has highlighted the approach taken by White Ribbon Alliance in mobilising citizens to hold their governments accountable.
They have just released an annual report commenting on progress on the millennium development goals and have issued recommendations on how countries can improve.

In their report, they state:
"the most consistent message we received in our evidence gathering was the importance of strengthening accountability mechanisms within countries, and ensuring meaningful civil society participation.
The evidence is clear: activists have a crucial role in holding governments, policymakers, and health services accountable for the quality of care provided to women and children".

They go on to site evidence from White Ribbon Alliance and partners to support this view.