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Fighting for birthing mothers during the coronavirus crisis (video)

A UK charity gave us their insights on how birthing mothers have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis and how they're fighting back

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Charlotte Threipland Oscar Rickett
26 August 2020, 11.20am
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This video is part of our series The Unlawful State: Stories from a Pandemic where we lift up the voices of those whose lives are being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis and hear stories of how civil society are responding. Click here for more.

Since the pandemic started, we've been documenting cases of abuse and mistreatment of women in labour around the world. If you, or someone you know, has had a negative experience during pregnancy or childbirth, please help us by filling in this form.

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

Hear from:

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
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