Model & Impact
White Ribbon Alliance is a locally led, globally connected grassroots movement advocating for the health and rights of women and newborns. We actively work in partnership with women, men, their families and communities, professionals and practitioners from diverse fields and all sectors of government. We use many approaches, all of which put citizens at the center.
We advocate for:
Services > Increased use of reproductive, maternal and newborn health services
Accountability > Greater accountability of governments to people
Quality, Equity, Dignity > Improved quality, equity, and dignity in reproductive, maternal and newborn health services
Policies & Practices > New or improved policies and practices that are driven by women’s needs
Resources > Increased financial, human and material resources for reproductive, maternal and newborn programs
Educate and Empower > Educate and empower people about health and human rights, creating demand for services.
Influence > Directly influence decision makers; support decision makers to respond
Research > Collect and use evidence for advocacy
Build Relationships > Foster linkages between policy makers, organizations and people for long-term relationship building
Convene & Catalyze > Convene and catalyze action from governments, community organizations and individuals to drive change
Amplify > Use media and champions to amplify voices