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New Respectful Maternity Care Guide

September 26, 2013

Title: A Guide for Advocating for Respectful Maternity Care
Author(s): 
Tamara Windau-Melmer
Download: http://bit.ly/18sDbHL 
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.