21 minutes | Jul 28th 2020

Dignity and Respect During Childbirth: It's What Women Want

Too often, treating women with respect is seen as a luxury. It is not. Violations of human rights during childbirth are all too common in labor wards, hurting women’s chances of surviving pregnancy and childbirth. 

This episode of White Ribbon Alliance’s Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast explores Article 4 of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, and the human right to be treated with dignity & respect during pregnancy and childbirth. 

We hear from Mercyline Ongachi, a young mother from Kenya, who bravely shares her story of mistreatment and disrespect during the birth of her twins, and from White Ribbon Alliance India's Dr. Aparajita Gogoi, co-chair of the What Women Want campaign, which started in India, and which went on to give voice to 1.2 million women and girls across 114 countries on their demands for quality healthcare.

Together, we have the power to destroy the structures that harm women during pregnancy and childbirth!

Transcripts and more information available at www.whiteribbonalliance.org/bravevoicespodcast

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