Every day, 800 girls and women die needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of them are in the developing world. This has been going on for too long – yet together we can put an end to it.
The White Ribbon Alliance is a global movement, with members uniting to push for change so that all women and newborns in every country have the life-saving healthcare which is their right.
We are now making remarkable progress – but we still have a long way to go.
The White Ribbon
In some cultures, white symbolizes mourning; in others it symbolizes hope and life. Our white ribbon is dedicated to the memory of all girls and women who have died needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth.
Our international coalition is now over 150 countries strong, with National Alliances in 14.
For the past decade, our rapidly growing network of individual members and organisations has been amplifying the voices of women and their communities. We have become a leader among those holding governments and institutions to account for the scandal of maternal mortality.