Have you ever noticed how the same story crops up again and again in the media, but in different forms; stories of money, sex, power, death? The details are different, but the themes are universal.
re which is no longer…ernity care which is no longer free to all who need it. Again, I was putting the case that this was a matter of human rights; that all women, wherever they are from, have a universal right to respectful care in childbirth.
Felicity believed wholeheartedly that whoever we are, wherever we come from, we all have equal rights to decent and respectful maternity care. No woman, rich or poor, is less important than any other, not in Zimbabwe, not in London. And that’s why she became a Champion for White Ribbon Alliance.
…n, women from around the world are eager to have their voices heard and help set the health agenda. In Pakistan, women asked for privacy in facilities and to be treated with dignity. In Kenya, women said they did not want to be insulted by their doctors and nurses. In Nigeria, women asked to be informed of their rights. These asks are modest, yet profound in that every woman should be able to expect access to fundamental services of quality, and respect.