Amnesty activists host mass 'die in' of pregnant Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights

Amnesty demo highlights global problem of maternal mortality

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Hundreds of Amnesty activists descended on Liverpool Street Station earlier today to stage a mass ‘die-in’ of pregnant Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights to represent the enormous numbers of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who die in childbirth across the globe.

Global figures show that approximately one woman dies every minute because of preventable causes related to pregnancy.

Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in sub-Saharan African and south Asian countries are most at risk, and very little progress to reduce the number of deaths has been made in the past decade.

Today in 2010, the global commitment made through the UN Millennium Development Goals to reduce the rate of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights dying in childbirth remains the most far off target.

Amnesty International UK Director, Kate Allen said:

“The current situation is unacceptable. Pregnant Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights should not be denied their basic rights to healthcare.

“There needs to be a greater political will both in the UK and globally to put an end to this scandal.

“At Amnesty we are asking members of the public to sign a Mother’s Day card to each of the three main political leaders in the UK calling on them to act now.”

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