28 minutes | Aug 20th 2020

Ending Racism & Discrimination During Childbirth

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 5 of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, and the human right to equality, freedom from discrimination & equitable care during pregnancy and childbirth.We hear from Bruce McIntyre, who bravely shares the story of his partner Amber Rose Isaac's experience with racism during childbirth, and Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, who is a leading expert on structural racism and is working with her organization, the National Birth Equity Collaborative, to make sure women and newborns receive the quality, respectful care they deserve. 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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