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International Maternity Conference: Women's Bodies, Women's Rights

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Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: £16.52 – £32.45

 International Maternity Conference: Women's Bodies, Women's Rights

Welcome to the annual Kingston University and St George's, University of London International Day of the Midwife conference.

The conference this year addresses contemporary issues in global maternity care and brings together a fantastic array of speakers from a variety of backgrounds. All proceeds from the event will go to Maternity Worldwide, our chosen charity.

About Maternity Worldwide
Maternity Worldwide's vision is of a world in which all women and their babies can access safe and appropriate childbirth regardless of where they live. They work with communities and their partners to identify and develop appropriate and effective ways to reduce maternal and new-born mortality and morbidity, to facilitate communities to access quality, skilled maternity care and to support the provision of quality skilled care.

Speakers

Rebecca Schiller, chief executive of Birthrights and author of 'Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter'

Dr Janette Allotey, chair of De Partu: History of Childbirth Research Group

Emma France, European director of Mothers 2 Mothers

Brigid McConville, White Ribbon Alliance UK

Rose McCarthy, Refugee Council and Dr Melanie Haith-Cooper, director of Postgraduate Research at University of Bradford

Natasha Howard, assistant professor of Global Health and Conflict at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Topics covered will include:

• Why human rights in childbirth matter
• A woman's place: from the margins towards the centre. A brief overview of selected historical developments which have helped to improve and humanise maternity care services in England during the turbulent twentieth century.
• Preventing HIV in neonates
• A global perspective on rights, birth and advocacy
• ‘Waiting for the sun to rise' the challenges of being a pregnant refugee woman in the UK. What are the solutions?
• Pregnancy in conflict-affected settings

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Jane Forman, FHSCE
Tel: 02087252360
Email: j.forman@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:

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