Human Rights in Childbirth Europe Summit 2016October 19th, 2016 Strasbourg,…
Human Rights in Childbirth Europe Summit 2016
October 19th, 2016 Strasbourg, France
8:30 – 9:00
Hermine Hayes-Klein, Lawyer, Founder, Human Rights in Childbirth
9:00 – 10:00
Panel: Human Rights in Maternity Care Across Europe
Agnes Gereb, Midwife, Hungary; Electra Koutra, Lawyer, Greece, Elizabeth Prochaska, Lawyer, Founder, Birthrights UK, Rebecca Reed, Midwife, UK.
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30
Reporting Session: Informed Consent and Refusal and Regulation and Integration of Midwifery and Out of Hospital Birth including Impact on Safety and Outcomes
Moderator: Willma Andreja
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00
Plenary Workshop: Know Your Rights and Break the Silence Campaigns
This plenary session will provide an opportunity for maternity care advocates from across Europe to discuss and plan a joint international campaign to ensure that birthing women know their rights, and to elevate mother’s voices about what they are currently experiencing in maternity care.
Facilitator: Olalla Michelena, Director, Make Mothers Matter
a) Know Your Rights
This session will present HRiC’s global Know Your Rights FAQ sheet project, including the launch of the German FAQ sheet together with German NGO activist group MotherHood and German MEP Arne Gericke. Discussion will include ideas and issues for the development and implementation of Know Your Rights materials in nations across Europe and around the world.
b) Break the Silence
Three activist leaders will then present on how they coordinated Break the Silence social media campaigns in their nations. The session will then propose and discuss a coordinated Break the Silence campaign to be launched at a time to be agreed upon, possibly later in the Fall. This session will include discussion of how Break the Silence can be embedded in a larger survey effort.
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30
Workshop/ Strategic Advocacy Meetings
1) How to advocate for women’s rights in maternity care before human rights tribunals and bodies.
Facilitator: Daniela Drandic, Roda.
2) Sustainability in Birth Activism: How do activists sustain the ability to do this work over time? Discussion will focus on financial, health, and emotional sustainability.
16:30 – 17:15
Group Discussion/ Next Steps
Moderated by Zoe Miller-Vedam, Lawyer, Human Rights in Childbirth
17:15 – 17:30