Make Women Matter

Make Women Matter is a campaign from Marie Stopes International calling for global commitment to reproductive choice and rights to improve the lives of women and put an end to preventable maternal deaths.

Read our report on unsafe abortion to see how we can do more for women

Why we need to Make Women Matter

  • Every day, 800 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 
  • Worldwide, one woman dies every 11 minutes from an unsafe abortion.
  • Teenage pregnancy is the number one cause of mortality for girls aged between 15-19. Girls in South Sudan are more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than complete primary education.

Millions of lives could be saved if women had access to basic healthcare and contraception. It is time for the international community to Make Women Matter.

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    ...of 12 women (and one man) who've inspired change.

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*Make Women Matter made in partnership with the European Commission