Monday 4 April 2016
Having come back from this International Womens Day event, at the Riverfront, I am all fired up.
It was a beautiful emotional day and it made for me crystal clear, something that I already knew, at the moment, women should be able to own their bodies and their births, without argument and coercion, but they do not.
I came away wanting to support women to have the positive births they have a right to and deserve and wanting to encourage people to speak up and speak out about their rights, every time there are infractions of them, no matter how insignificant they seem. Too often we know things are not right, but we don't want to rock the boat or get people into trouble.
Every time you are given misinformation, every time someone does not share the pros and cons of an intervention or not having one, then your rights, so hard fought for, are being trodden on and misinformation continues.