White Ribbon Alliance

An international coalition working to stop needless deaths in childbirth

Childbirth is the biggest killer of young women in many countries; 800 still die every day. Almost all of these deaths are preventable.

White Ribbon Alliance unites citizens to demand the right to a safe birth for every woman, everywhere.

Over a decade ago, White Ribbon Alliance formed because the voices of women at risk of dying in childbirth were not being heard. We rapidly grew as thousands of people and groups joined the network, speaking as one voice, identifying problems in their own communities and finding specific solutions at a national level across Africa and Asia. We are the biggest citizen led coalition for maternal health.