Report on Midwives voices and realities to be launched
The first-ever, ground breaking global survey of midwives conducted by International Confederation of Midwives, World Health Organisation and White Ribbon Alliance, will be released on 13 October, 2016 in Geneva.
The new report, Midwives Voices', Midwives' Realities: Findings from a global consultation on providing quality midiwfery care, reveals more than third (37%) of some 2,400 midwives who chose to complete an online survey in 93 countries have experienced harrassment at work, with many describing a lack of security and fear of violence. Disrespect in the workplace affects midwives' feelings of self-worth and their ability to provide quality care to mothers and babies worldwide. Barely half (58%) of the midwives feel they are treated with respect.
The link to the report will be provided tomorrow after the launch.
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