Palestine-Israel – Midwives for Peace
Date: July 26, 2019
Midwives for Peace is a grassroots group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives working together to ensure that childbirth is a joyous and safe experience for women despite the armed conflict that surrounds them. Midwives for Peace saves lives by providing critical pre-natal care and childbirth support to women in the West Bank and Israel.
Together, Israeli and Palestinian midwives attend workshops and training sessions, share their best practices and develop an understanding through a common belief that regardless of the conflict raging around them, mothers and newborns – whether Israeli or Palestinian – deserve to be safe.
By coming together from opposite sides of the Israel-Palestine border, Midwives for Peace is able to fulfill an urgent humanitarian need, promote reproductive rights and build peace.
Saving Lives in Occupied Territory
Dedicated to peace and their profession, Midwives for Peace provides midwives with resources, training and a network of professionals dedicated to midwifery.
Through Midwives for Peace, The Safe Birth Project enables Palestinian women who are in labor to deliver safely despite Israeli military roadblocks and checkpoints that prevent or dangerously delay them from reaching hospitals in the West Bank.
Certified, well-equipped midwives help ensure healthy births for women and their babies. And midwives give women the support they need for a joyful, empowering experience of childbirth.
MADRE SAFE BIRTH PROJECT
- MADRE supports trainings and workshops that bring Palestinian and Israeli midwives together. These meetings not only allow the midwives to share expertise and learn concrete skills. They also build bonds of friendship that transcend the conflict around them.
- MADRE provides safe delivery kits that reduce maternal and infant mortality. These packages contain vital supplies like sterile gauze, gloves, blankets and prenatal supplements. They help ensure that midwives are equipped to care for mothers and their newborns.
MADRE – MADRE