Midwives

Midwives are the world’s original first responders, the ones often standing between life and death.  

Midwives have been showing up for women, girls, and birthing people for centuries – in the harshest of conditions, facing violence and threats, and without the compensation they deserve. Many are walking away from their profession—simply looking to survive. Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Demands supports midwives so they can support their communities. 

56,000+

midwives made demands

Top 4 demands:

  • Living wage and benefits
  • Colleagues to share the load
  • Supplies (birth kits; gloves; PPE)
  • Autonomy, promotion, and respect

35

mobilizing partners

101

countries

Let us listen to the midwives and we shall have a better community, a better Uganda, and a better world.

BEATRICE AMUGE
The Commissioner for Nurses and midwives at the Ministry of Health in Uganda

Midwives’ Voices around the world

Focus Countries

Participating Countries

Add your voice

What do you want in your role as a midwife? Chat with us on WhatsApp and make your voice heard.

Resources

Helping bring life into this world is both unique and universal. Experience midwives’ stories with our reports and videos.

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