How has COVID-19 affected women's rights during childbirth? Help us track this globally
Since the pandemic started, we've been documenting cases of abuse and mistreatment of women in labour around the...
Venezuelan women give birth in ‘hell’ amid COVID-19 and economic collapse
Giving birth in Venezuela was already ‘Dantesque’, say experts. But with COVID-19 it’s even getting worse. This is...
Top doctors and lawyers condemn ‘shocking’ treatment of women in childbirth during COVID-19
Exclusive: openDemocracy investigation reveals ‘traumatic’ incidents defying WHO guidelines in 45 countries – as...
African governments warned of lawsuits for maternal deaths under COVID-19 lockdowns
Exclusive: Women have died or suffered unsafe births after transport bans, while hospitals report rising equipment shortages.
Women are being forced to give birth ‘alone’, in post-lockdown Armenia and Ukraine
Across Eurasia, women have reported mistreatment that defies World Health Organization guidelines – and national policies.
Women across Latin America ‘under pressure’ to have C-sections during COVID-19
Women are facing an ‘obstetric violence’ crisis made worse by the pandemic, despite laws against mistreatment and...
'No woman should be treated how I was in childbirth'
How has COVID-19 affected women's rights during childbirth? Watch this 3-minute film.
Infant formula companies are ‘exploiting’ COVID-19 pandemic
Companies are accused of using COVID-19 to push their products, including targeting parents’ ‘fears of infection’.
Published in: 50.50‘You have to be alone’: Romanian women recount traumatic COVID pregnancies
In Romania, government guidelines contravene advice from the World Health Organisation – with women outside the...
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