The White Ribbon Alliance is an international coalition bound together by a common goal: to ensure that pregnancy and childbirth are safe for all women and newborns in every country around the world. I was invited to witness the work of this organization by Queen Rania of Jordan as she co-hosted 4th Important Dinner For Women and was delighted to see some of my model friends are already on board. Who said models are vacuous?
Naomi Campbell as the Global Ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance through Fashion Relief that she spearheaded has attracted new supporters as well as needed funds to ensure mothers and new born babies survive childbirth.
Liya Kebede who wrote that ” There is a saying in Africa that to find out you are pregnant is to have one foot in the grave. In my native Ethiopia, children are treasured yet dying in childbirth is a fact of life.” Did you know that every minute of every day, a woman dies of pregnancy complications, totaling more than one half million women each year? How do you do your part?
Learn more at www.whiteribbonalliance.org.