Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152

Starting a #newchapter

It’s a busy week for human rights in childbirth activists….

Firstly, its #newchapter book club week when nearly 80 book clubs will be meeting to discuss Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter! We are absolutely delighted that so many people are showing their support for Birthrights in this way. #Newchapter book clubs are not only raising the profile of human rights in childbirth they are also raising funds to help us continue our work. So we want to say a big thank you to all our book clubbers, both here in the UK and across the globe!

Don’t forget to share your photos and posts using the hashtag #newchapter!

At the same time, our Chair, Elizabeth Prochaska, and our CEO Rebecca Schiller, are on their way to Strasbourg for the Human Rights in Childbirth Summit.  The chosen topics for the summit are informed consent and midwifery/out of hospital birth. Elizabeth and Rebecca will be reporting on the situation in the UK and hearing about the experience of other countries. More on the Summit to follow…

To coincide with our #newchapter campaign, the Human Rights in Childbirth Summit, and a generally busy autumn for human rights in childbirth, look out for our new series of guest blogs, starting with a look at childbirth in India…

birthrights-ukThanks to James Crawford for supplying our #newchapter book club graphics.