The Women & Adolescents Health Working Group will discuss how maternal mortality can be reduced through the promotion of the right to health of women and adolescent girls using the International and Regional Human Rights instruments and the declarations, standards and technical guidelines. Promotion of the right to health would include recognition of the right to universal access to reproductive health.
- White Paper: Jeryl Hayes and Susana Gomez
- Responsible for coordinating the paper from WCL: Prof. Daniela Kraiem
- Panel Speaker: Dr. Carmen Barroso, Director Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF)
- Panel Speaker: Ms. Lilian Sepulveda, Asistant Director of the International Program (Center for Reproductive Rights)
Working Group coordinators:
Background Paper Abstract: Each year at least 350,000 women around the world die from complications related to pregnancy. Although pregnancy is not a disease, roughly 1,400 women die each day from causes such as hemorrhage, sepsis, eclampsia, obstructed delivery, unsafe abortions, or post-abortion complications. Most of these deaths are entirely preventable . . . DOWNLOAD AND READ THE BACKGROUND PAPER HERE. The Conference welcomes all constructive comments within the comment section below. These papers have been prepared by WCL Students...read more