Tag: maternal health

Raising Awareness: Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

As the U.S. continues to experience a maternal health crisis, the campaign aims to raise awareness around racial inequities in maternal health outcomes.

Victory in Kenya: Court of Appeal Affirms Right to Respectful Maternal Health Care

Court issues sweeping decision in Center’s case of pregnant woman physically and verbally abused by hospital staff and left to deliver on a concrete floor.

Defending Reproductive Autonomy: Center Sues Hawaiʻi to Protect Midwifery Care 

Lawsuit asks state court to block a midwifery restriction law to restore access to safe, respectful, and culturally informed maternal care in Hawaiʻi communities.

Hawai‘i Law Restricting Midwives Challenged in Court 

Native Hawaiian midwives and others sue state to block law that prevents them from serving communities in traditional ways.

“Let’s Talk Repro” Series: Breana Lipscomb, Senior Advisor for Maternal Health & Rights

“Movements for change are most impactful when the communities that are most affected by human rights violations are leading on that change.”

Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

Amidst an alarming rise in maternal mortality in the U.S., the week aims to raise awareness around racial inequities in maternal health outcomes.

30 Years of Impact: Improving Access to Maternal Health Care

Over the last 30 years, the Center has been working to improve access to maternal health care through advocacy, litigation, and human rights research and fact-finding.

Center to Co-Host “Mental Health Burden of In/Fertility,” a Virtual Event for Black Maternal Mental Health Week

Register to attend a conversation about the implications of in/fertility and pregnancy loss on Black families’ mental health.

In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care

The Kenyan government must align its penal code with the 2010 Constitution, says the Center’s Evelyne Opondo

Pakistan’s Sindh Government Increases Access to Obstetric Fistula Repair Services to Comply with Orders by the High Court

Ruling in Sayed v. Sindh marks major progress in improving maternal health, especially for women living on low incomes.