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A New Guide for Advocating for Respectful Maternity Care

A Guide for Advocating for Respectful Maternity CareThe White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, in partnership with USAID-funded Health Policy Project, has developed a new resource: A Guide for Advocating for Respectful Maternity Care. This comprehensive resource centers on the Respectful Maternity Care charter, a groundbreaking consensus document that demonstrates the legitimate place of maternal health rights within the broader context of human rights. Written for national-level advocates, this guide presents a variety of ways to (1) build a sense of entitlement among women and communities regarding respectful maternity care (RMC) and (2) advocate for the institutionalization of RMC as a core value of the maternal care system. Specifically, the guide provides information and user-friendly tools and techniques to help advocates

  • Raise awareness and generate demand from civil society for RMC rights;
  • Mobilize communities to hold local leaders and service providers accountable for RMC rights; and
  • Secure commitment at the national level to institutionalize RMC as the standard of care.

The complete Guide, a summary flyer, the charter and accompanying promotional materials are available for download on the Health Policy Project site.

Midwives Urge Congress to Strengthen Midwifery Care

FHWCJuly 23, 2013 – Four midwives hosted a congressional briefing urging the United States to take the lead in supporting midwifery both globally and at home. Presenters were: Stembile Mugore – senior advisor for IntraHealth International, Sheena Currie – senior maternal health adviser forJHpiego, Theresa Shaver – president of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and Suzanne Stalls – vice president of global outreach for the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Read more…

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