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September 1st 2013

Reframing the Issue of Maternal Mortality in Africa

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Reframing the issue away from failure, despair and mortality – and towards solutions, success and survival.

As part of our work advising a UKAid- funded consortium whose aim is to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in five African countries, Ai had to think of ways of engaging Africa’s men and women in the complex issue of maternal and newborn health. This is an issue that requires a spectrum of care – from the time that young girls reach reproductive age right through to maturity; and from conception to well after a child is born.

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October 16th 2012

Ai’s Creative Adviser launches Catapult – Crowdfunding for Girls

Ai’s Creative Adviser Maz Kessler has just launched Catapult, a crowdfunding website for girls.  Maz designed and developed Catapult as a way to help address the huge global problem of gender inequality.   As part of the launch, she penned this article introducing the project and its potential impact:

Originally published on The Huffington Post and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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August 31st 2010

Ai at the Global Maternal Health Conference

The gardeners are squatting low in the heat, planting and greening the pavements and sidewalks of Delhi. They are under pressure to complete, because the Commonwealth Games are imminent. Lots of talk in the papers about delays and corruption, coupled with suppressed glee at the pickle Pakistan cricketers now find themselves in. The talk in Delhi is that the Monsoon has been heavier, and more prolonged than usual, but we are enjoying the dry steamy atmosphere at the Habitat Centre, where the Global Maternal Health Conference is in full swing.

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June 24th 2010

A Lesson in Power by World Leaders

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Ann Pettifor and Maz Kessler, Originally published in Huffington Post.

It’s not often that you get to sit in the same room with a group of world leaders and hear their wisdom, ideas and experiences at the personal and political levels.

We’ve just enjoyed that privilege. And the world leaders were all women.

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