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Birthrights

Birthrights exists because women and birthing people matter, we use human rights law to advocate for individual and systemic change in maternity care. Birthrights champions respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth by protecting human rights. We provide advice and information to women and birthing people, train doctors and midwives, and campaign to change maternity policy and systems.

www.birthrights.org.uk/ Fundraise for us
info@birthrights.org.uk

0300 400 3400

Registered charity no. 1151152

Member since June 2021

Latest News

Our vital race inquiry is featured in Channel 4's The Fourcast podcast.

Our vital race inquiry is featured in Channel 4's The Fourcast podcast.

Black women and birthing people report being dismissed and neglected by healthcare professionals throughout pregnancy, childbirth and beyond - and are four times more likely to die in childbirth than those of other ethnicities.

Our vital race inquiry is featured in Channel 4's The Fourcast podcast for their #BlackToFront day. We are grateful to expert panel member Sandra Igwe for giving her insight to this important episode.

You can listen to the podcast episode and find out more about the race inquiry here: https://thefourcast.libsyn.com/website/how-can-we-make-birth-safer-for-black-women

Our latest Impact Report in numbers- (2020-2021)

Our latest Impact Report in numbers- (2020-2021)

Last year, our small charity supported more women and birthing people and trained more healthcare professionals than ever before, while achieving positive changes to maternity policy and practice and increasing our focus on people most at risk of poor quality, disrespectful or unsafe care that fails to respect their human rights. This year, we will be working with independent researchers to interrogate and increase our impact further.

Click here to download our 2020-21 full impact report: https://www.birthrights.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Impact-report_2020-21_RGB_Screen-2.pdf

Our inquiry into racial injustice in maternity services was recently featured on BBC News

Our inquiry into racial injustice in maternity services was recently featured on BBC News

On Tuesday 22nd June 2021, we held our first of three oral evidence sessions and heard powerful interviews and written testimony from Black, Brown and Minority Ethnic women about their experiences in maternity care. We are especially grateful to these brave women who came forward and shared their story.

Read more on the BBC's website: https://bbc.in/2SU5imd

More information about our inquiry can be found here: https://bit.ly/RacialInquiry