April 11: International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

first_imgPosted on April 10, 2014November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Disrespect and abuse during childbirth happens all over the world and at an alarming rate. For example, about half of respondents in a 2012 survey identified lack of privacy, lack of informed consent, and verbal abuse, as examples of disrespect or abuse during childbirth in their countries.To promote respectful maternity care, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is calling on governments, international institutions, and the global community of civil society organizations to celebrate and recognize April 11 as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights.Read Gender Health’s new respectful maternity care fact sheet (pdf) and follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #IntlMHDay tomorrow from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST).Want 2 learn more abt comprehensive #rightsbased maternal health b4 #IntlMHDay this Friday? Read our new fact sheet: http://t.co/YMxKFFCgta— CHANGE (@genderhealth) April 8, 2014To sign on to the Call to Action as an organization, please email Devan Shea at [email protected] Individuals can add their names here: http://bit.ly/IntlMHDay.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img