Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Need a craft project over Thanksgiving?

Worry Doll Project

One woman lost to pregnancy-related complications every minute means more than 10,000 maternal deaths every week -- and those statistics are cause for urgent concern and attention. In Mayan tradition (and in some other indigenous communities around the world) one way to deal with worry is to make a "worry doll" -- a simple doll made with a few popsicle sticks or a clothes-pin and some yarn or thread.

AIUSA members around the country are crafting these worry dolls. Join us in crafting 10,000 worry dolls to symbolize the 10,000 mothers we lose every week! Next year, we'll deliver them to the Senate to push them to finally ratify CEDAW and protect women's human rights.

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