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)
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
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