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Send us your stories about human rights in women’s health

Following the RCOG’s event to mark International Women’s Day 2014, which focused on human rights awareness in women’s health, we’re inviting you to send us your stories to help improve human rights teaching globally.

Please tell us about your encounters where you’ve applied a human rights approach to your practice in the delivery of women’s health services. We would also like to hear your experiences of witnessing a situation where human rights were not considered in the delivery of women’s health services.

Your stories are invaluable to spread the learning and awareness of human rights in women’s health around the globe. We want to turn your experiences into case studies for workshop attendees to practise their new knowledge and, through this, take steps to improve the clinical care of
women.

Terms and conditions

  • First read the WSRR human rights checklist. This will help to guide your story.
  • Your story should be no longer than 300 words and should not include any names of patients, patients’ relatives, staff, hospital or hospital location. You can specify the type of location, e.g. ‘in a large town in Asia/in a rural setting in Africa.’
  • You can submit a maximum of three stories.
  • Please only submit real-life scenarios and not hypothetical ones.
  • Submit your story via email only. We will not accept any stories sent to us in the post.
  • Email your story (either as a Word document or in the body of your email) to IWD@rcog.org.uk. Stories sent to any other email address will not be accepted.
  • Once your story has been received you will receive an automatic email confirmation. Please do not respond to this email.
  • By submitting your story, you give permission to the RCOG to adapt/edit it and use it as a case study (if appropriate) and also to take quotes from the story to use to promote International Women’s Day and women’s health care in general.
  • We regret that we will not be able to give details of which stories have or haven’t been used to create case studies for the workshops.

Elsewhere on the site

International Women’s Day 2014
Read a summary of the RCOG’s event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2014
Global health strategy
Find out more about the College’s strategy to help tackle maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide