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SafeHands for Mothers

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC presents the Radio 4 Appeal for SafeHands for Mothers, which works to reduce the number of women worldwide who die in pregnancy and childbirth.

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC presents The Radio 4 Appeal for SafeHands for Mothers which produces health education films to try to reduce the number of women worldwide who die in pregnancy and childbirth. The charity uses innovative solar powered video technology to ensure their films reach the most remote regions, where communities particularly need their help.

Registered Charity No 1097928
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope 'SafeHands for Mothers'.

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SafeHands for Mothers

SafeHands for Mothers’ vision is a world where no woman dies in pregnancy and childbirth. They work to achieve this through the production of films; documentaries that raise awareness of important issues such as female genital mutilation, obstetric fistula, child marriage, family planning and HIV/AIDS, and films which educate and inspire frontline health workers, women and their communities. These films are fundamental in disseminating vital health messages visually in countries with high rates of illiteracy. They can be shown in remote and isolated areas, where there is little or no electricity, through SafeHands for Mothers’ innovative solar-powered media players, carried in backpacks and weighing less than 5 kgs. SafeHands for Mothers has so far reached an audience of one million across sub-Saharan Africa.

Solar-powered education

Solar-powered education
Community health worker Alemitu using a solar-powered media player in Amhara, Ethiopia, to show a health education film to a group of women and children.

Solar-powered media player

Solar-powered media player

A box-style solar-powered media player showing a film on nutrition, watched by people attending a clinic in southern Ethiopia.

Well Baby clinic

Well Baby clinic

Mother attending a ‘well baby’ clinic in Gombat, Amhara, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Orthodox Church wedding

Ethiopian Orthodox Church wedding

Ten-year-old Wube-Enat on her wedding day when she married Abebe, aged 19, in an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Amhara, Ethiopia.  Abebe is studying to be a deacon within the Church and as such cannot have sex with her until she is at least 15 years old.  

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