Africa Summit 2015Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:30 AM Friday, July…
Africa Summit 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:30 AM
Friday, July 31, 2015 5:00 PM
Webber Wentzel Law Firm
10 Fricker Road Sandton, GP, 2196 South Africa
On July 30-31, 2015, the Human Rights in Childbirth Africa Summit convened speakers from a range of disciplines engaged with the human rights of birthing women, including lawyers, doctors, midwives, community health workers, researchers, and journalists. Speakers described evidence and advocacy efforts in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and pertained to issues facing maternity care systems throughout Africa.
Over the two days of the Summit, attendees broke out into discussion groups, first with colleagues from their field, and then in multi-disciplinary groups. The discussions focused on situating the experiences of maternity care reported by African women in a human rights framework, and envisioning what African maternity care systems will look like when they put the rights and needs of women and communities at the center of policy and practice. In open plenary discussion, Summit attendees then distilled the issues and principles that arose in the discussion groups into a Consensus Statement that expressed the shared concerns, values, and solutions of the assembly.
The Human Rights in Childbirth (HRiC) Africa Summit will be the first Pan-African assembly on the role of human rights in women’s healthcare during pregnancy, birth and postpartum, convening human rights and maternal health advocates from around Africa on July 30-31, 2015. The Summit will be hosted in the Johannesburg offices of the top African law firm Webber Wentzel.
A council or meeting of indigenous peoples of southern Africa to discuss an important matter in a solution driven manner
A matter of concern or for discussion.