Birthrights convening a national inquiry into racial injustice in maternity care throughout 2021

Published: 4 June 2021

Evidence repeatedly shows that Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women are more likely to die, experience baby loss, become seriously unwell and have worse experiences of care during pregnancy and childbirth, compared to white women.

This is urgent. Basic human rights are at stake.

The inquiry brings the power of the human rights legal framework together with lived experience and maternity care expertise, to investigate how systemic racism is impacting on maternity care, the harms being caused, and what needs to change.

Birthing people and healthcare workers are encouraged to participate and there are incentives and support available for participation. More details are available on the Birthrights website.


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