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December 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+2

YourEgyptianDoula, in partnership with ShareNet International, is organizing a webinar on Monday, December 13th, 2021 on reducing obstetric violence through youth empowerment. We are very excited to host this event at the end of the 16 Days of activism against GBV and UHC Day. This webinar is the culminating event of our project titled RAHMY: Respectful, Abuse-free, Humanized Motherhood through Youth-empowerment.

Patient-Centred Care (PCC) has been identified by the World Health Organization as a key aspect in improving the quality of care within an integrated holistic health systems approach; however, there is limited focus on the role Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and youth empowerment have. Recent United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) data have also unveiled gaps in gender equity and autonomy in SRHR decision-making. Across the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the decision-making power on SRHR, including maternal health, remains mostly in the hands of men.
This project explores Shared Decision Making (SDM) as a tool to improve Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) for young mothers during COVID-19 and beyond. During the pandemic, RMC has been one of the least disrupted essential services, yet its quality has been greatly threatened, leaving room for much needed research. The intersectional approach of RAHMY project aims to create a tool that can be easily adapted and applied in similar contexts in developing countries that are working towards providing respectful and inclusive care for young mothers.


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