Weʼre raising £1,000 to help us set up free antenatal workshops for women and their birth partners, exploring and applying their human rights in childbirth.
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Who are we?
Led by full spectrum doulas Lori & Elle, Greater Manchester Doulas CIC is an organisation run by, for & with women. We believe in elevating others through grassroots social change. Our vision is a world where all women birth & live in power, free from violence and oppression.
Our aim is to provide holistic support to improve outcomes for women and their wider communities by; defending women’s human rights in pregnancy and birth, providing comprehensive antenatal education, building networks and strengthening connections between women and remaining a completely women-focused organisation.
What do we want to do?
With this in mind we want to offer women comprehensive antenatal education that will give them the tools to prepare for pregnancy, birth, and parenting, with secure knowledge of their human rights. We wanted to give women the opportunity to explore their human rights and how to apply them to maternity systems which are currently leaving women with alarming rates of PTSD, and scarce follow up support.
Why do we need your help?
We have been fortunate enough to get partial funding for this project through Lush Charity Pot funding but in order to achieve our original vision and bring this project to life we need a little more help.
‘It is not always sensational, dramatic events that trigger childbirth trauma but loss of control, loss of dignity, the hostile attitudes of the people around them, feelings of not being heard or the absence of informed consent to medical procedures.’ - Birth Trauma Association
Human rights abuse during pregnancy and childbirth is a well-documented global issue, which can inflict lasting damage and emotional trauma, and have devastating effects on families and the wider community. Through this independent education we want to put control firmly back in women's hands, giving them the skills and confidence to advocate for care that is right for them.
Please help local women to explore and exercise their human rights at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives so they can birth and live in power.
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Greater Manchester Doulas Community Interest Company
Led by full spectrum doulas Lori & Ellle, Greater Manchester Doulas CIC is an organisation run by, for & with women. We believe in elevating others through grassroots social change. Our vision is a world where all women birth & live in power, free from violence and oppression.