One of the dreams of EMMA Hub came true with the help of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Buro Budapest, when the representatives of NGOs fighting for birth rights as well as a women-centered maternity care in the Visegrad countries met in Budapest (March 27/28) to share their experiences and to identify strategic areas where they could jointly act.
On the first day, we had a session of presentations on the situation of maternity care in the Visegrad-region followed by an open public forum with progressive Hungarian health professionals. We also discussed the Hungarian results of the Babies Born Better Survey. On day two, we held a workshop for NGOs and activists.
Erika Schmidt is the program manager for EMMA Hub – Women’s Association for Birth Rights in Hungary.