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Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152

Our supporters

The Baring Foundation has generously supported us since 2016, with a focus on capacity-building and our peer partners project to reach women most at risk of unsafe, disrespectful or poor quality care.

Our three year partnership with Bolt Burdon Kemp is founded on our shared commitment to promoting choice, dignity and safety in maternity care.

We are delighted to have three-year funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to help us deliver our 2018-2021 strategy, reaching more women and healthcare professionals and increasing our policy influence.

Our three-year partnership with law firm Irwin Mitchell is underpinned by our shared agenda to promote choice, dignity and safety, to prevent birth injury and trauma.

In 2019, we announced Leigh Day as our first corporate partner, with a three-year commitment to help us reach more women and put us on a more secure footing for the future.

Trust for London funded our joint research project with Birth Companions to investigate the rights issues experienced by women facing severe and multiple disadvantage during pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.

Partnerships

We are pleased to partner with Komu, a pregnancy, birth and postnatal organisation offering accessible and affordable antenatal and postnatal care for expectant and new parents. This partnership builds on our vision to ensure everyone receives the respect and dignity they deserve in pregnancy and childbirth, and Komu empowers parents through knowledge to make informed choices that are right for them.

100% of the proceeds from courses bought through our website is donated to Birthrights' work.

Other supporters - past and present

We are extremely grateful for the much-needed financial and in-kind support we have received since we were founded, including from:

Our Chief Executive and Board of Trustees carefully consider any new partnerships, for example with companies or other organisations, following appropriate due diligence. We work only with those whose support will further our charitable mission. Given our human rights ethos and our charitable status, our independence is paramount, which is enshrined in all our partnership agreements. We do not undertake activities at the request or instruction of others simply because they may provide a source of funding and we do not allow funders to determine the content of policy positions, publications or events.

Read more about how Birthrights is funded in our latest Impact Report or our Annual Reports to the Charity Commission.