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Obstetric violence refers to rights violations and abuses experienced by pregnant women and birthing people while accessing healthcare during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the postpartum period. This form of gender-based violence presents a significant threat to the global health of women and children.  Embrace believes that the key to ending this form of gender-based violence in South Africa lies in elevating the voices and experiences of mothers on the ground, and bringing their stories into the rooms in which policies to improve healthcare are made.

The key to ending obstetric violence in South Africa lies in elevating the voices and experiences of mothers on the ground.

To this end, we have partnered with filmmakers and impact agency, Makhulu Media to produce a mini-documentary series – PUSH COMES TO SHOVE – STORIES OF OBSTETRIC VIOLENCE.

Watch the trailer. If you would like to receive a screening pack to host your own screening of PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, please email us at info@embrace.org.za

HOST YOUR OWN SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY