Celebs Support First Ladies Charity Push
Heads of state from all corners of the globe will congregate today in Tokyo for the G8 Summit to discuss solutions of relief from one of the globes most devastating economical issues we face today, increasing food prices. Following the succession of powerful politicians, surprisingly not the only ones attending to pressing global issues today, are the lovely first ladies (including the husband of Chancellor Merkel). The benevolent brains behind the brawn are using this rare opportunity to address another matter close to the female heart throughout the year – The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
The charity is dedicated to the memory of all women who either died during pregnancy or childbirth. Set up in 1999, the organizations objectives are to prevent women dying in childbirth, minimize infant mortality rates and improve hospital conditions for mothers and babies in the third world. The worlds leading ladies aren't the only women passionate about making a difference, the likes of paramount fashion figures, Claudia Schiffer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dame Judi Dench and many more celebrity mothers have contributed to supporting this worthy cause.
The frightening statistics The White Ribbon Alliance state on their website, occurring every minute around the world:
380 women become pregnant
190 women face unplanned or unwanted pregnancy
110 women experience pregnancy related complications
40 women have unsafe abortions
1 woman dies
Half a million of pregnant women die every year, over 80% of which are unavoidable. These shocking statistics have begun to create awareness amongst various A-lister's who've stood up and taken notice of this horrendous humanity issue, now it's our turn to contribute and help those less fortunate in hope to improve the dire state and living conditions third world inhabitants are currently suffering in.
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