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Working with the world's poorest people to transform their lives

Mother to mother

A core part of our 1000 DAYS campaign is to give women and mothers in Ireland a chance to connect in a meaningful way to women and mothers in developing countries. This is a chance to make an enormous difference to women’s lives, their children’s lives and their futures.

Mothers and women are central to the health and well-being of children everywhere. In the developing world, women play a particularly crucial role. They are the world’s silent majority of farmers, responsible for growing food and caring for their families and communities.  

Enormous challenges

Women must be healthy to keep future generations healthy. In many poorer countries, mothers face enormous challenges. Millions of women are denied access to nutritious food for themselves and their children.

Dedicated to mothers and babies

Rhona Mahony, master of the national maternity hospital, is supporting the campaign. She recently visited Sierra Leone to see Concern’s charity work: 

I am deeply impressed by the Concern team who sacrifice so much to help improve life for women and their children. I think of the many young women and the children we have met and are now leaving behind. I wish for them a society that will nurture and protect them. Support for Concern’s 1000 DAYS campaign, which is dedicated to mothers and babies, will help make this a reality.   

Calling Irish women

We’re looking for 1,000 Irish women from all walks of life to be champions for women and children.

Growth chart

We’ve made a growth chart so mothers in Ireland can track each stage of their pregnancy while learning about the importance of nutrition for babies around the world. 

Supporting mothers and babies

Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the Irish national maternity hospital in Dublin, recently visited our work in Sierra Leone. She supports our 1000 DAYS campaign and saw firsthand the difference it can make to people's lives. Watch the video below.

What we want you to do

 

Working with our partners 

We’d like to thank the Irish Times, EU Mom, GAA and UCD for supporting this campaign. 

 

In depth

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