The Best & Worst Place to be a mother


Mothers are the foundation of our world. None of us would be here without them.  Know the state of mothers around the world and you will know the state of the world’s children. A healthy mother who has enough to eat and who is financially secure will raise healthy, well fed and well supported children.  

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First 1000 Days: 

Nutrition for mothers and babies

This year’s State of the World’s Mothers report shows which countries are succeeding – and which are failing – to provide good nutrition during the critical 1,000-day window. It examines how investments in nutrition solutions make a difference for mothers, children, communities, and society as a whole. It also points to proven, low-cost solutions that could save millions of lives and help lift millions more out of ill-health and poverty.


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The 2012 report of the Mothers’ Index, and ranks 165 countries—the most ever—-on women’s access to health care, education and opportunities including economic status. The report also includes an Infant and Toddler Early Feeding Score for 73 countries and the first index of its kind – a Breastfeeding Policy Scorecard. The scorecard looks at breastfeeding practices and supportive government policies in 36 high income industrialized countries.

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CLICK HERE to tell the Canadian government to use its leadership at these meetings to help put an end to child malnutrition.    

CLICK HERE to sign our petition for use at key global events like the G8/G20 summits.

Every action counts!



Save the Children asked mothers around the world what they wished for, watch the video to find out what they said.

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