6 episodes

On White Ribbon Alliance's Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast, we’ll take a close look, episode by episode, at the ten basic universal human rights that all women and newborns are due in pregnancy and childbirth. This podcast will give you what you need to understand what women’s and newborn’s rights in childbirth are, and how to advocate successfully for those rights, wherever you are.

Brave Voices, Bold Actions: Women's Health, Rights & You White Ribbon Alliance

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

On White Ribbon Alliance's Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast, we’ll take a close look, episode by episode, at the ten basic universal human rights that all women and newborns are due in pregnancy and childbirth. This podcast will give you what you need to understand what women’s and newborn’s rights in childbirth are, and how to advocate successfully for those rights, wherever you are.

    Dignity and Respect During Childbirth: It's What Women Want

    Dignity and Respect During Childbirth: It's What Women Want

    This episode of White Ribbon Alliance’s Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast explores Article 4 of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, and the human right to be treated with dignity & respect during pregnancy and childbirth. We hear from Mercyline Ongachi, a young mother from Kenya, who bravely shares her story of mistreatment and disrespect during the birth of her twins, and from White Ribbon Alliance India's Dr. Aparajita Gogoi, co-chair of the What Women Want campaign, which started in India, and which went on to give voice to 1.2 million women and girls across 114 countries on their demands for quality healthcare.

    • 20 min
    Where There Are No Curtains: The Importance of Privacy During Childbirth

    Where There Are No Curtains: The Importance of Privacy During Childbirth

    This episode of White Ribbon Alliance’s Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast explores Article 3 of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, and the human right to privacy and confidentiality during pregnancy and childbirth. We hear from Rose Mlay, a midwife from Tanzania, who shares the all too common experience of women forced to give birth without the chance for personal privacy, and how that lack of protection harms women and their newborns, and from White Ribbon Alliance Zimbabwe's Dr. Christina Rawdon, a midwife and educator who is credited with bringing Respectful Maternity Care to Zimbabwe.

    • 18 min
    Pregnancy in a Pandemic: Respectful Care During COVID

    Pregnancy in a Pandemic: Respectful Care During COVID

    In this very special episode of White Ribbon Alliance's Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast, we’re talking about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on pregnancy and childbirth. We are joined by Rt. Hon Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current board chair of PMNCH about what leadership in times of crisis looks like, and how listening to women's voices is the key to saving lives.

    • 24 min
    The Fight for Reproductive Justice

    The Fight for Reproductive Justice

    This episode of White Ribbon Alliance’s Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast explores Article 2 of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, and the human right to information, informed consent, & respect for choices & preferences, including companion of choice during maternity care & refusal of medical procedures.

    • 27 min
    Violence in the Labor Ward: Why Respectful Care Matters

    Violence in the Labor Ward: Why Respectful Care Matters

    Too often, treating women with respect is seen as a luxury. It is not. Violations of human rights during childbirth are all too common in labor wards, hurting women’s chances of surviving pregnancy and childbirth. This episode of White Ribbon Alliance’s Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast explores Article 1 of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, and the human right to give birth free from harm and ill treatment – one component of the top request from the What Women Want campaign: respectful, dignified care. We hear from Sabina Jankovičová, who bravely shares her birth story and the damage caused by the disrespectful treatment she received at the hands of her healthcare providers, and Kate Gilmore, former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, who helps examine how violations of women’s rights in childbirth are part of the continuum of violence that women and girls experience throughout their lifetimes. Together, we have the power to destroy the structures that harm women during pregnancy and childbirth!

    • 29 min
    Introducing Brave Voices, Bold Actions: Women's Health, Rights & You

    Introducing Brave Voices, Bold Actions: Women's Health, Rights & You

    On White Ribbon Alliance's Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast, we’ll take a close look, episode by episode, at the ten basic universal human rights that all women and newborns are due in pregnancy and childbirth.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

jagd15 ,

Great

Very interesting... looking forward to hearing the rest of the series

quincyfhuang ,

Everyone needs to hear this

Amazing podcast on why it is so important to fight for respectful maternity care. Too many birthing people are forced to undergo horrific experiences when bringing life into this world and this has to change. The stories and interviews shared are extremely eye-opening and I highly recommend this podcast to any individual wanting to learn more about the many injustices birthing people face all over the world and how we can be the generation that changes this. Huge congratulations to WRA and the incredible work that they do everyday.

acwv ,

Essential Awareness if you are and care for women!

Many years ago my beloved Nanny experienced a traumatic, devastating delivery experience in a “clinic” that only searched profit and not well being! I remember her tears and grief! All of us know or are someone who has had a traumatic delivery. But how many of us knew that there is a respectful maternity care charter? This is why this podcast is SO IMPORTANT !

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