The International Maternity: Women’s bodies, women’s rights conference is an annual event run by Kingston University and St George’s University of London.
Coinciding with this year’s International Day of the Midwife, the conference will addressing global maternity care and features a wide range of speakers.
Speakers at the event include:
- Chief Executive of Birthrights and author of ‘Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter’, Rebecca Schiller
- Chair of De Partu: History of Childbirth Research Group, Dr Janette Allotey
- European Director of Mothers 2 Mothers, Emma France
- White Alliance UK representative, Brigid McConville
- Refugee Council representative, Rose McCarthy
- Director of Postgraduate Research at the University of Bradford, Dr Melanie Haith-Cooper
- Assistant Professor of Global Health and Conflict at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Natasha Howard
The International Maternity: Women’s bodies, women’s rights conference will be held at the Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7LB on Friday 5 May 2017.
The event is being organised by student midwives, with tickets available from £16.52.
All proceeds from the conference will be donated to Maternity Worldwide, a charity that envisions a world where all women and babies around the world can access safe and appropriate maternity care.
More information about the conference can be found here.
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