LIVE: New BlogHers Act site! Join us and pledge now to save women's lives

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It's live! The BlogHers Act team has launched a new mini-site to act as a clearinghouse for this community's initiative to improve the world by harnessing the power of women online. As many of you know, in 2007-2008, we're blogging to save women's lives by improving maternal health world-wide. On this page you can:

  • Pledge your time, money and/or effort and put this widget on your blog or Facebook page to invite your readers to join:

  • Find out how we chose maternal health as our global health focus -- AND how you can use our site to draw attention to a different cause, if you so prefer.

  • Blog yourself about maternal health education, fundraising, legislation or another global cause you're working on. All members are invited to blog on our site (here's how.

  • Learn more:
    * International Center for Research on Women
    * Millennium Campaign Maternal Health
    * Postpartum Support International
    * RH Reality Check
    * Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    * United Nations Population Fund
    * UNICEF Maternal Health Facts
    * Women Deliver
  • Take action:
  • * Circle of Health International
    * Dining for Women
    * Medicine for Humanity
    * One H.E.A.R.T.
    * Pathfinder International
    * Venture Strategies
    * The White Ribbon Alliance
    * Women's Health & the Environment

    The site before you is the result of terrific work by a great team. Maria Niles, Denise Tanton and Web Producer Julie Douglas led a significant production, design, and project management effort, working with the insight, connections, passion and original concept of Contributing Editors Emily McKhann and Cooper Munroe of The Motherhood, whose blogging on this essential topic we can now enjoy in its new home. Thank you, wonder women.

    We all hope that you can help support this important effort. As Emily, Cooper and a growing cast of supporting writers keep driving home, every minute of every day, somewhere in the world a woman loses her life because of issues related to pregnancy or giving birth. In 2007-2008, BlogHers Act is committed to saving some of these lives by harnessing the power of women online and our blogs to address maternal health, the global health issue recommended by this community.

    Join us! Please take this pledge and commit to at least one action using the resources you'll find here that will help save a woman’s life.


    for Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone