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.
Human Rights in Childbirth Europe Summit 2016October 19th, 2016 Strasbourg,…
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The Human Rights in Childbirth European Summit was a joint collaboration between Human Rights in Childbirth and Midwifery Today.
On April 2, 2013, legal professionals, activists, midwives and other healthcare providers came together with maternity care consumers to discuss the legal treatment of midwives as a human rights issue. The intention for the meeting was to gain clarity on the legal treatment of Out-Of-Hospital (OOH) midwives and doctors across the United States, and to gather some of the people actively working to promote women’s human rights in childbirth. The focus was centered on collaborative fact finding and brainstorming, rather than the determination of solutions.
The Human Rights in Childbirth Inagural Conference in the Hague brought together stakeholders from throughout maternity care for the first time. Some participants provided their impressions from the conference below.