In 2010, MADE ran a campaign in partnership with women’s group Muslimaat to ensure that global maternal health was top on the agenda when the United Nations (UN) met later that year.
Our supporters hit the streets joining thousands of others around the world in a global demonstration calling on world leaders to keep their commitments for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, a set of targets on poverty agreed in 2000.
Reducing deaths due to pregnancy or childbirth is the fifth Millennium Development Goal, yet in 2010 it was the one goal on which the least progress had been made. Due to an increased pressure on governments and the UN through campaigns such as this, a fund of $40billion was announced at the UN summit in September 2010 to tackle child and maternal health.
AMUN OSMAN, AGE 23, WAS THERE!
“It was really important that I came to this demonstration. It would have been easier to sit back and do nothing but I really felt I needed to help raise awareness of maternal healthcare which is affecting millions of women around the world.
Although demonstrations are about highlighting serious issues, they can be so much fun. The atmosphere was electric; over a hundred people armed with banners, drums and loud speakers came out to make their voices heard. I would definitely encourage others to join a demonstration; it really does not take up much of your time and it’s a small deed, which if done well, can have global repercussions.”
BE A COMMUNITY THAT CALLS FOR WHAT IS GOOD, URGES WHAT IS RIGHT, AND FORBIDS WHAT IS WRONG - QUR’AN 3:104