Respectful Care Council

Everyone deserves to be treated with care, respect, and dignity.

We asked women and health providers alike what they most want from maternal and reproductive health services. Respect and dignity topped the list. We connect women, families, and providers with tools and support to change attitudes and hold health systems accountable. 

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We were one of the founders of the Global Respectful Maternity Care Council – a community of 450 researchers, practitioners, advocates, policymakers, and programmers.  

Together, we created and continue to promote the Respectful Maternity Care Charter. Grounded in human rights, this charter articulates the rights of women, birthing people and newborns when receiving maternity care within a healthcare facility. The Charter is a cornerstone of making respectful care a reality for everyone, everywhere.    

Respect Video Contest

More than 40 creators participated in the contest, creating videos about what respect means to them.


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