19 minutes | Jul 15th 2020

Where There Are No Curtains: The Importance of Privacy 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 3 of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, and the human right to privacy and confidentiality during pregnancy and childbirth. We hear from Rose Mlay, a midwife from Tanzania, who shares the all too common experience of women forced to give birth without the chance for personal privacy, and how that lack of protection harms women and their newborns, and from White Ribbon Alliance Zimbabwe's Dr. Christina Rawdon, a midwife and educator who is credited with bringing Respectful Maternity Care to Zimbabwe. 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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