A Baby Gift for Rachel Held Evans!!
Hope Through Healing Hands is so excited to partner with Rachel in announcing her own pregnancy to her friends, family, and fans. We are honored to be her charity of choice for those wishing to gift Rachel with a "congratulations" on the news of her new little one! Your donation will help fund the Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, advocating for the 220 million women around the world who say they want to know how to better time and space their next pregnancy for a healthier, happier family.
We are thrilled that Rachel Held Evans has chosen to write on these efforts in the following blogs and essays:
- "Melinda Gates on the Importance of Access to Contraception Worldwide," blog, August 2, 2014.
- "A Mama Knows Best, so Let's Let Her Decide," commentary, Washington Post, May 7, 2015.
The Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide is a campaign led by Hope Through Healing Hands to build a network of advocates to speak out about the struggles that mothers and children in developing nations face daily. When women and girls lack access to the education and resources they need to create a healthy plan for becoming mothers, the result is tragic—289,000 women in developing nations die from preventable complications during childbirth, and 6.3 million children die before their fifth birthday each year. We seek to galvanize faith-based leaders and their constituencies around the issues of healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP) to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality around the world. If we can keep mothers and children healthy, we can aid in combating extreme poverty, keeping girls and children in schools, promoting gender equality, and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.