The Amnesty International student group at Camden Hills Regional High School has joined other Amnesty International groups around the United States in a movement to urge the Senate to help protect women’s rights.

The student group has made more than 100 worry dolls that will be combined with dolls made by other groups in an effort to send 10,000 of them to the Senate.

One woman is lost to pregnancy related complications every minute, which means there are more than 10,000 maternal deaths every week worldwide, according to student group members.

Amnesty International is urging the Senate to help protect women’s rights by ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW.

CEDAW establishes international protections against abuse, offers women redress against violence, guarantees equal access to education and commits nations to fighting maternal mortality. The United States remains one of the only countries that has not ratified CEDAW, according to information provided by the Amnesty International group.

In Mayan tradition, one way to deal with worry is to make a “worry doll” out of simple materials such as a few sticks or a clothespin and some yarn or thread.