An International Woman’s Day screening of the documentary ‘Freedom for Birth’ about women’s rights around childbirth.
Directed by Toni Harman & Alex Wakeford, the film tells the story of Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb, imprisoned for supporting women during homebirths, and the subsequent European Court of Human Rights case brought by mother Anna Ternovsky. Her successful fight for the right to have a homebirth means that every woman in Europe has the legal right to decide where and how she gives birth. Featuring a Who’s Who of 40 international birth experts, academics, Human Rights lawyers, doctors and midwives, the film calls for a radical shake-up of the world’s maternity systems. Screening will be followed by a discussion with an invited panel of midwives, mothers and human rights representatives.
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