Changemaker:Renuka Motihar

Location:India

I’m playing my part for reproductive and maternal healthcare by raising awareness of maternal health and nutrition.

Before WRA India, there was no coalition talking about abuse during pregnancy and childbirth and the importance of respectful maternal care.

My name is Renuka Motihar, and I am from New Delhi, India. I first got involved with White Ribbon Alliance India in 1999, and have since been part of the executive committee, involved in strategic guidance and thinking, reviewing proposals, applications, and program design and facilitation.

I got involved with White Ribbon Alliance because of the urgent need to advocate for safe motherhood and prevent deaths in childbirth. Over the last 20 years, we have continued to bring the energy, passion and commitment to solving maternal health issues that initially launched our work. WRA India has connected diverse organizations and committed individuals as part of our alliance for reproductive, maternal and newborn health and rights.

White Ribbon Alliance’s work on respectful maternity care has been pioneering. Before WRA India, there was no coalition talking about abuse during pregnancy and childbirth and the importance of respectful maternal care. Now, our movement has helped make maternal health central to government policies, the medical system and mainstream conversations in India.

In the future, I look forward to WRA India’s continued emphasis on respectful maternal care and ensuring the availability of quality maternal health services for poor and marginalized women.

Thank youRenuka Motihar

for playing your part.

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