In the United States, women are more likely to die from complications of pregnancy and birth than in any other high-resource country. Black and Indigenous women are 2 to 3 times more likely than white women to die.
Leaders, organizations, and allies in the birth and reproductive justice movements are calling for accountability, birth justice and legal guarantees for safe, respectful anti-racist care.
Now is the time to demand systemic change that puts Black, Brown and Indigenous communities first.
A national coalition has identified concrete actions to combat the effects of racism in maternal health settings, and protect childbearing people. Add your name and sign the open letter.
Use your voice and platform to spread awareness and encourage your community to join you in taking action to advance birth justice.
Download our social media toolkit to share graphics outlining the coalition’s demands and the reasons why they matter.
Your voice matters. If you have witnessed or experienced mistreatment, obstetric violence or human rights violations, reporting your story can help advocate for change and hold health systems accountable.
Submit your story at #ListenToMeNow at the link below.