Debate, discuss, and learn
This section offers information related to additional partners, forums, or resources for continued learning and discussion about the provision of high quality MNH care.
Commentaries and editorials
- Confronting the culture of care: a call to end disrespect, discrimination, and detainment of women and newborns in health facilities everywhere, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2020
- The prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during facility-based childbirth, WHO 2014
- Disrespect and abuse of women in childbirth: challenging the global quality and accountability agendas, The Lancet, 2014
- Mother–Baby Friendly Birthing Facilities Initiative, International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 2014
- Respectful maternal and newborn care: building a common agenda, BMC Reproductive Health, 2015
- Upholding Rights Under COVID-19: The Respectful Maternity Care Charter, Health and Human Rights Journal, 2020
- Maternal Health Task Force blog series on RMC, Maternal Task Force, 2013-2017
Opportunities to debate, discuss and learn more
- The Maternal Health Task Force prepared a summary of the history of the RMC movement, as well as a curated collection of key papers, recent publications, news, organizations, videos, projects, and events here.
- URC’s HEARD project has a collection of resources on woman-centered respectful care here. This collection includes an interactive database with contact information for organizations, their region of work, and the areas of work that are relevant to the RMC Charter. The map allows you to search for potential partners based on your region and area of interest, as well as to share documents and research with your organization(s) of interest.
- The Birth Place Lab, in the Division of Midwifery at the University of British Columbia, facilitates multi-disciplinary and community-based participatory research on high quality maternity health care across birth settings. The Birth Place Lab also supports multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams of researchers as they collaborate on both quantitative and qualitative research projects around health services, experience of care, provider attitudes, interprofessional collaboration, and access to physiologic birth across birth settings.
- Led by Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics and the Task Force for Global Health, the Global Health Compassion and Respectful Maternal & Newborn Care: Exploring Intersections & Synergies (Vol. 8) from December 2021 joins together two themes that have emerged in global health – the respectful maternal and newborn care movement, and the movement for compassion in global health. Speakers address how these movements, and communities, can work together to improve the shared goal of quality of care.