Case studies and discussion
In the afternoon, our delegates split into groups led by a trained facilitator and discussed two case studies created by the WSRR. Groups discussed which human rights had not been considered within each case: one in rural sub-Saharan Africa, and one in a modern city just like London, demonstrating that this is not just an issue faced by women in the developing world.
The end of this session saw an active all-group discussion take place with delegates sharing their views on why and how human rights should be incorporated.
Read a summary of the key points from this discussion.
Overview of the day
We're delighted that the workshops and speeches had such a profound effect upon attendees and the fact that so many wanted to put forward their views shows the huge impact this topic has upon those determined to make a difference and bring lasting change to women’s health care.
The College would like to warmly thank Baroness Kinnock and Mr Leigh for their wonderful contribution to this successful event.
Send us your stories
The WSRR, FIGO and the RCOG would like to further the work of the human rights workshop. With your help, we can teach the value of the human rights checklist to more people across the world.
We invite you to submit your stories to the bank of case studies used to train people in the human rights workshop. Can you think back to a scenario where you witnessed an infringement of one of the human rights on the checklist?
Perhaps you took active steps to ensure a woman’s human rights were not forgotten in a medical situation. Whatever your story, please share it with us.
To submit your story (no more than 300 words), please email IWD@rcog.org.uk.
Please read the regulations before submitting your story.
Find out more
Visit our Storify page – read messages, look at photographs and find out who got involved on the day.
Have a look at all of our photos from the event.