December 12, 2011

Robin Lim Wins CNN Hero of the Year -A Win for Human Rights

Motherhood, should never be a death sentence and birthing in a clean, safe and healthy environment is a human right.  That is why Robin Lim, a mother of eight who was born and raised in the Philippines, then moved to the United States became a midwife when she experienced the tragic death of both her sister and her newborn baby due to birth complications.  Robin Lim or "Mother Robin" as she is so fondly called by communities of women, mothers and their families in Bali who she champions for on a daily basis.

Mother Robin, is the founder of Bumi Sehat Foundation International, a non-profit organization that provides maternal/fetal health care to pregnant women and their children throughout impoverished and underserved communities in Indonesia.  Women's access to health care, including sex education, accessibility to contraception, menstrual products, and education is an ever increasing human rights violation.  This is why individuals, groups, communities and organizations globally are celebrating the efforts of Mother Robin.

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