Wilson Center Dialogue May 2: Addressing Disrespect and Abuse During Childbirth

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By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultant

The next event in the 2012-2013 Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Global Health Initiative, UNFPA, and the MHTF, the Wilson Center will host a discussion on “Addressing Disrespect and Abuse During Childbirth” next Thursday, May 2.

From our colleagues at the Wilson Center:

While strides have been made in providing access to maternal health care services – transportation, lower costs, education, etc. – there is evidence that quality of care, and perceptions of that quality, may be an equally important barrier. Join us in a discussion of the challenges impeding quality care and the steps being taken to overcome those challenges.

The event will be held from noon to 2:00 pm at the Wilson Center, in Washington, DC. If you would like to attend in person, please click here for information on how to RSVP.

In addition to the in-person event, discussion – along with others in the series – will continue on Twitter under the hashtag #MHDialogue, and video of the event will be posted on the Wilson Center website.

For more on issues related to promoting respectful maternity care, check out the MHTF’s respectful maternity care resource page or the ongoing respectful maternity care guest blog series. To read a recent Atlantic article on abusive treatment during childbirth in India, click here.

Webcasts are available for past events, including the April 18 dialogue on the impact of violence against women on maternal health, along with the April 4 dialogue on emerging priorities for maternal health in India. For more information on the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series, visit the Wilson Center Global Health Initiative or the MHTF website’s page on the dialogue series.