Those we lost

Those we lost

Afghanistan has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world. And behind every death there is a poignant story – told here by a sister, a husband and by photographer Jean Chung.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

Maternal Mortality - The Facts

There is a bigger gulf in experience between the Global North and the Global South in maternal death rates than there is on any other human development measure. The average lifetime risk of maternal death in the rich world is 1 in 8,000, compared with 1 in 850 in developing countries and 1 in 450 in least developed countries.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

The heartbreak

Why are so many women still dying in childbirth? Chris Brazier explains how they could be saved.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

The Opium Bank

A canny village woman talks to Zuhra Bahman.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Elaborate trade-offs: women may agree to lose one basic freedom in order to gain another.Parwiz / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Beyond the burqa

Sex, dating and the struggle for modernity, by Zuhra Bahman.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

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