Friday, 22nd March 2013 – Human Rights in Childbirth Symposium

This forum will explore the strengths and limitations of human rights and respect frameworks for maternity care reform in Australia. It aims to facilitate discussions across the policy, legal and women’s health communities as well as professional providers and birth consumer groups on strategies to advance the dignity, respect, and responsibility of birthing women and their carers.

For further information and to register, contact Kerreen Reiger (La Trobe University) on humrightsbirth2013@gmail.com or visit the website

This event is auspiced by Legal Studies and Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies at La Trobe University and supported by the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. Also supported by the Violence and Discrimination Against Women Research Network (VDAWnet), Childbirth Australia, the Maternity Coalition, The Australian College of Midwives Vic Branch (MIDPLUS points application applied for) and the Australian Institute for Patient and Family Centred Care.

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