Birthrights exists to protect everyone’s human rights in childbirth, particularly those facing severe and complex disadvantage, disability, mental capacity issues and racial injustice.
Established in 2013, our mission is to be the authority on human rights in pregnancy and childbirth in the UK and use that influence to improve services and practice throughout the maternity system. We provide essential advice and legal information to women and birthing people, train healthcare professionals and birth workers to deliver rights-respecting care, and advocate for change to maternity policy and systems.
Our impact and long-term strategy can be found on our website.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: