Guide, Toolkit

Respectful Maternity Care Toolkit

Advocacy, Education, Essential Competencies, Gender Equality and JEDI, Model of Practice, Research
Last Edited 5 January 2024 14:59 CET
A midwife demonstrates Method of Leopold Maneuvers to midwives participants at the workshop organized by Japan Academy of Midwifery in in Tokyo, Japan.

The RESPECT toolkit provides step by step guidance on why and how to run a workshop on Respectful Maternity Care. In addition, we have added many videos, lesson plans, PowerPoint slides, and reference documents with a facilitator guide on how to go through each step of a workshop. It is intended these materials are adapted for local use, and are available in English, French and Spanish.

At a time in a woman’s life when she is the most vulnerable, she is in the hands of those who are meant to protect and provide her with safety and care. As midwives, we need to reflect on the voices of women and gender diverse people who have unequivocally told us that they want is respectful care. Join ICM in its strategy to create zero tolerance for disrespect and abuse.