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An event jointly organized by FES, the EMMA Association and the movement “Respectful maternity care!”

In many countries of the East-Central European region, independent birth movements have arisen in recent years aiming at improving the present maternity care systems. These grassroot movements, for instance in Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, highlight the need for an evidence-based, woman-centered maternity care as well as try to influence public discourse on birth issues.

Is birth a political or a private issue? How does a woman-centered maternity care look like? How can we define the responsibility of political power, legislation, health institutions, health professionals and women? What are the human rights aspects of childbirth? How can informed decision-making processes, respect and dignity be ensured in childbirth settings? How do the competence of women and health professionals relate to each other? Is birth a feminist issue at all?

We kindly invite you to discuss these and other related questions together with experts and health professionals from Poland, Czecz Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Hereby, we happily inform you that BirthHouse Association Hungary has reached a milestone in its history, which it also expresses by changing its name (and its brand as well soon). From now on, we will work for our mission with the same enthusiasm as EMMA Hub – Women’s Association for Birth Rights in Hungary   We

Hereby we happily inform you that from 1st July 2016. to 31th December, the Human Rights fund of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands funds EMMA Helpline and the Movement for Respectful Maternity Care in Hungary. During the funding period, new volunteers for EMMA Helpline will be trained, the openind hours of the Helpline

13062232_1000067043381466_5651597771174289040_nUCLan reserchers are working on a new international (worldwide) project funded through the British Academy/Leverhulme grant. This study concerns peer support provision in a neonatal unit/context.  The plan is to send an online survey to providers/peer supporters from different countries and will explore issues such as: how peers supporters are selected; what training is provided; what issues are covered in the training programme; what support is offered to the peer supporters as well as facilitators and barriers to effective peer support delivery.  

11188393_819061978148641_8177931294909741815_nThe present publication summarizes the experience of the in-depth interviews conducted by BirthHouse Association among Roma women under the projects entitled „TAKE THE FIRST STEP! – Along with the women for equal access to respectful maternity care” (Norway Grants) and “Birthing Justice – Equal access to culturally appropriate, women-centered maternity care” (Open Society Foundation Budapest).