Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152


Our training has consistently been shown to inspire healthcare professionals to change their practice: 

  • In our latest training evaluation (2022/23), 92% of participants said that Birthrights training impacted the way they plan to work with women and birthing people.  
  • 98% of respondents said they would recommend Birthrights training to others. 
  • The vast majority of respondents, 94%, self-reported that their knowledge of human rights law in maternity care increased after attending a Birthrights training session.

What do people say about Birthrights training?

“This training was so informative and interesting to participate in, it was extremely thorough and I felt that the trainers created a safe space in which all the students could participate in. Amazing session!”

Student Midwife

Thank you for a wonderful and insightful session into the legal aspects of human rights.”

Specialty Doctor Anaesthetics

“Highly recommend to healthcare professionals working in maternity care. I have greater understanding of applying human rights, as well as tools for difficult conversations. Always remember, you may not agree with her decision, but it’s not your decision, it’s hers.”

Trainee Obstetrician, London

“‘Thought-provoking’ doesn’t really cover it – left me totally rethinking my practice and my interactions with women. So grateful that I got to hear the session – Jo and Simon were awesome and spoke with both passion and extensive knowledge.”

Midwife, Chesterfield Royal

“I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the workshop you provided – it was brilliantly informative and real food for thought.”  

Student Midwife, Bournemouth

“Feeling like a ninja midwife after an amazing study day – thank you.”

Midwife, Lewisham

Our training clients have included: the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), East Midlands Clinical Network, Health and Social Care Safety Forum – Northern Ireland, NHS Trusts including: Aneurin Bevan, Cardiff Vale, Chelsea and Westminster, Chesterfield, George Elliot, Lewisham and Greenwich, Reading, St Georges, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire.