Respectful Maternity Care

The past two decades have been marked by substantive progress in reducing maternal and child deaths, but progress has often been slow to reach those who need it most. Provision of quality care is uneven, often failing to respect the rights and dignity of those who seek it. In 2011, White Ribbon Alliance launched a global campaign to promote a clear standard for respectful maternity care (RMC), rooted in international human rights. Working with global organizations, White Ribbon Alliance produced the ground-breaking Respectful Maternity Care Charter, which was updated in 2018 to delineate the rights of newborns, and is actively used to raise awareness and create policy change worldwide. As part of this work, White Ribbon Alliance convenes the Global Respectful Maternity Care Council, a robust community of maternal health researchers, practitioners, advocates, policymakers and programmers, who work to advance respectful, dignified and rights-based care for all women and newborns.

Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Resources

The Global Respectful Maternity Care Council presents the Respectful Maternity Care Charter: Universal Rights of Women and Newborns, updated to clearly articulate the rights of women and newborns during maternity care.

 

2019 UPDATED RMC RESOURCE SUITE 

 

The following resources are pending updates, however, we encourage you to continue using them in your efforts to ensure that all women receive respectful, dignified care during pregnancy and childbirth.

 

GUIDES

REPORTS & POLICY BRIEFS

Provide a roadmap for donors, advocates, policy-makers and practitioners to advocate for respectful maternity care at the local, national and global level.

 

TOOLS

Shareable slide decks, printouts, and hands-on tools with information and examples of RMC for maternal and newborn health.

Videos

Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Resources

The Global Respectful Maternity Care Council presents the Respectful Maternity Care Charter: Universal Rights of Women and Newborns, updated to clearly articulate the rights of women and newborns during maternity care. CLICK HERE FOR THE 2019 UPDATED RMC CHARTER AND RESOURCES.

 

The following resources are pending updates, however, we encourage you to continue using them in your efforts to ensure that all women receive respectful, dignified care during pregnancy and childbirth.

 

GUIDES

REPORTS & POLICY BRIEFS

Provide a roadmap for donors, advocates, policy-makers and practitioners to advocate for respectful maternity care at the local, national and global level.

 

TOOLS

Shareable slide decks, printouts, and hands-on tools with information and examples of RMC for maternal and newborn health.

PowerPoint Presentations

Videos

  • Find a variety of RMC-themed videos at the RMC playlist