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A Guide for Advocating for Respectful Maternity Care
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Author(s): Tamara Windau-Melmer

Primary Language: English

Date: 9/16/2013

Abstract:

Developed with support from the USAID-funded Health Policy Project, A Guide for Advocating for Respectful Maternity Care is a comprehensive resource centered 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.

 

Also available for download as individual documents are the charter, titled Respectful Maternity Care: The Universal Rights of Childbearing Women, and accompanying brochure and poster (in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish).


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Advocacy    Capacity Building    Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH)    Gender    Gender-based Violence (GBV)    Health Equity    Manual    Maternal Health    Policy Formulation    Respectful Maternity Care    Stigma and Discrimination    Global  
 
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