The Secret Theft of Human Rights

BY LINDSEY HIEBERT. Photography by Lindsey Hiebert. Birth and human rights are closely related; rights are principles and standards that protect individuals, and they are earned at birth, when individuals can begin to fruitfully take advantage of them. Many obstacles prevent human rights from being fulfilled, including oppressive regimes and discrimination. Birth, the same event…

Haiti: Improving the Maternal Health Situation through Increased Contraceptive Use

BY RACHEL ARNESEN. Photography by Jose Jose and Jean Francoise Leblanc. Each day, about 800 women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.[1] While 800 deaths per day is an alarming statistic, what is even more shocking is that almost all of these deaths—over 99% of which occur in developing countries—are preventable.[2] In the…