Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152

Help Us Start A New Chapter for Childbirth

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On 15th September Rebecca Schiller’s book Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter will be published by Pinter and Martin. The book advocates for the human rights of all childbearing women here in the UK and around the globe, telling their stories and exploring the cultural and political forces surrounding birth in 2016. Insisting that women matter in the birth room, Rebecca shows how neglecting birth rights can have serious implications for women’s broader freedoms at home and abroad.

We need your help to seize this chance to start a new chapter for human rights in childbirth. Help Birthrights protect childbearing women by hosting a fundraising book club to put these issues firmly in the spotlight. We’re asking you to invite your friends and colleagues round to discuss Rebecca’s book and to make a small donation to support our work. We are suggesting you do this in the week commencing the 17th October and to join in the conversation using the #newchapter hashtag on social media.You can help us spread the word about what Birthrights does and why it matters.

As Birthrights starts a new chapter in its growth, we need to grow our income too. The funds you raise will help us continue to provide expert legal advice, give midwives and doctors the tools they need to provide respectful care, influence maternity policy and campaign for change for all women.

Register your interest in being a #newchapter book club host here.

You can find some information about hosting a #newchapter book club here, and also some questions to get discussion started.