The event and content is being produced by the collaboration of the organisations HRiC and Birth India, as well as other passionate collaborators. We are joyfully working together to put on a conference in Mumbai, India in February 2017 that will address how maternity care can optimise maternal and infant health outcomes in a respectful, culturally-sensitive, human rights framework.
Bashi Kumar Hazard
The recognition of preventable maternal mortality as a human rights issue was a huge step forward for women’s health and rights. But when maternal healthcare only recognizes the right to survive childbirth, the violation of women’s other human rights is rendered invisible, with immediate and long term implications for mothers, babies and communities. In India, while small improvements have been reported in survival rates, questions arise as to their enduring effect, given the continuing, and in some cases, exacerbated violation of other human rights.