Mother’s Day: Shashi Tharoor, Hillary Clinton Tweet #WithoutMom
#WithoutMom asks us to think about our mom’s health and fight against preventable maternal deaths.
“The world loses when we lose moms” says a new campaign asking us to think of a life #WithoutMom and join the fight against maternal mortality this Mother’s Day.
Launched by The Rockefeller Foundation, this social media campaign sheds light on preventable maternal deaths across the world. Globally, around 830 women die from preventable pregnancy and childbirth related complications per day.
Several high-profile personalities from Former US First Lady Michelle Obama and singer-actor Selena Gomez to Ranbir Kapoor feature in the promotional video.
Clips from celebrities thanking their mothers in emotional speeches serve to remind us that we owe it all to our mothers and the campaign calls for thinking about maternal health more thoughtfully.
The twitter thread goes on to say that most deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries where healthcare access is an issue, but the US has been seeing a rise in maternal deaths as well. There is a stark racial divide too, with black and brown American mothers facing higher risks.
“Racism, not race, is the risk factor driving these preventable deaths,” reads the tweet.
Celebrities Tweet in Support
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and many more high profile personalities are coming together to speak out for moms. Though it has its roots in the US, the campaign spread outwards with many activists and individuals tweeting from across the world.
Speaking about the campaign, Tharoor tweeted:
#WithoutMom I would not be the hard-working human being I am today, focused on making a difference in others’ lives.Shashi Tharoor
Tweeting out about the rising crisis in the US, Hillary Clinton tweeted:
An American mother today is 50% more likely to die during childbirth than her own mother.Hillary Clinton
Mother’s raise us and raise us up.Actor Kerry Washington
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