Why women die in childbirth and how can Women Deliver without cash?

By Guardian Staff

Our animated video explores why so many women still die in childbirth. Plus, grassroots women’s rights organisations are missing out on funding.

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Why do women still die in childbirth? It is partly a matter of healthcare provision in poorer countries and global policy, but it is also a matter of rights. Actor Emily Watson explains.

Global leaders and campaigners are in Copenhagen this week to discuss how to transform rhetoric on women’s rights into reality. The Women Deliver conference is focussing on how to achieve global goals on gender equality, sexual and reproductive health rights and maternal health. But it is taking place in the shadow of funding shortfalls for groups dedicated to this work, including the UN agency responsible for reducing maternal mortality rates, which faces a £98m shortfall.

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