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  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Women

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National - England


Birthrights is the UK’s only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. We believe that all women are entitled to respectful maternity care that protects their fundamental rights to dignity, autonomy, privacy and equality. We aspire to advance the human rights and lawful treatment of all child-bearing women.



• Provide free, accurate and accessible legal information and advice on human rights and the law relating to childbearing women.

• Campaign on respect for women’s rights in childbirth as fundamental human rights that maternity-service providers are legally obliged to respect and fulfil.

• Offer advice, assistance and training to caregivers, professional or otherwise.

Birthrights promotes women’s right to receive evidence-based care that conforms to the best medical and midwifery standards. We do not hold views on clinical issues arising in maternity care.

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