Supporters of Agnes Gereb, the Hungarian midwife and obstetrician currently being kept under house arrest for her home birth practice, have announced that she has been awarded a prize by a Danish organisation, A Good Start in Life.
They report that the award is for professionals who help and support families throughout pregnancy, birth and the first year of the child’s life and it is the first time this award has been made to someone outside of Denmark.
The organisation has expressed a wish to present the award to her in person in Copenhagen and Agnes has also been invited to speak at a conference hosted by the midwifery department at the Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen on the same day.
It is hoped that this will help to generate pressure on the Hungarian government to release Agnes from house arrest in order to attend.
Photo credits: Agnes Gereb