300,000+ women die around the world each year from preventable causes due to lack of information, resources and access to health services and facilities.
An American woman is twice as likely to die in childbirth as a woman in much of Europe.
In India, one woman dies every minute from preventable causes in pregnancy or childbirth.
Human Rights Watch works to help more mothers survive pregnancy by holding authorities accountable. We're fighting to transform pregnancy and childbirth from a time of fear into a time of joy.
Watch one mother's story, "In Silence", and join us in our efforts to save mothers worldwide.
Photographer Susan Meiselas and reporter Dumeetha Luthra traveled with Human Rights Watch to India to retrace the steps of one woman who died after giving birth to a son. This Webby Award-winning story was produced by Magnum in Motion with Human Rights Watch.