Here we have listed links to organizations worldwide that advocate for women’s rights in childbirth and aim to stop obstetric violence against birthing women. Also listed are relevant blog posts and articles on obstetric violence and women’s rights in childbirth. If you have an organization that we should list here or know of another relevant article that we should include, please let us know.
Human Rights in Childbirth
A grass-roots network of men and women working from around the globe to examine the role of human rights in birth care systems worldwide.
A non-profit organization registered in the UK that supports maternal rights and choices in childbirth.
A Facebook page for mothers and fathers that suffered obstetric violence in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Catalan association for respectful childbirth
Relevant blogs and articles
Abuse in Hospital-Based Birth Settings?, by Susan Hodges, Journal of Perinatal Education, v 18(4), Fall 2009
Yes means yes, by Janet Fraser on janetfraser.id.au
The dirty secrets of birth rape, by Scott Dunlop on parent24.com
Unhappy Birthdays, Part 1: Why more mothers are saying they were “birth raped”, by Bianca Pencz on vancouverobserver.com
Unhappy Birthdays, Part 2: The politics of “birth rape” and mothers with PTSD, by Bianca Pencz on vancouverobserver.com
Unhappy Birthdays, Part 3: Why “birth rape” continues to happen, by Bianca Pencz on vancouverobserver.com
Women’s right in childbirth, by Erika Thompson on beautifulbirths.org
“Obstetric violence” and the ongoing movement to redefine consent, on feministing.com
Join the Revolution of Roses: A movement to end obstetric violence against women, by Kalina Christoff on mothersofchange.com
“Obstetric violence” introduced as a new legal term in Venezuela, on theunnecesarean.com
“Mars Attack”: Violation of Women by Care Providers At Birth, by Judy Cohain, on greenmedinfo.com
Relevant videos from other groups (for Humanize Birth’s videos, see our video blog)
Babel: Voices of a medical Trama, the traumatic childbirth story of a pediatrician
Parir amb respecte (Birth with respect), by DONAllum (in Spanish, subtitles in English available in the video captions)