In order to reach a completely equal society, all basic human rights need to be secured. One of these is maternal health. The success of a country can often be traced back to successful maternal health programming. Therefore, my project partner Anna and I decided to create a documentary series about midwives around the world.
To create this documentary and to get a fair picture of the situation for mothers and midwives around the world, we have collaborated with the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA). The WRA is an incredible organization for maternal health, and a network for volunteers from all over the world. We decided to focus on White Ribbon Alliance Indonesia, or “APPI” (Aliansi Pita Putih Indonesia), and visited their team in Jakarta earlier this year. With the three parts of our documentary, we hope to do two things. One is to present a fair picture and comparison of the maternal health situation in Sweden and Indonesia. The other is to inspire people to make a change in their local communities, just like the volunteers of the White Ribbon Alliance do, or like midwives do in their daily work.
In this first part you will follow us to a private maternity clinic in Helsingborg, Sweden, called Mammakulan. The midwives at Mammakulan create an inspiring team of women that want to make a change in their societies. They are passionate about their work, and want to share their knowledge with the world. Rather than following us through our experiences with this project, we will let you meet all of the inspiring individuals we have met shooting the series through interviews. We hope that you will find these observations and conversations just as inspiring as we did. We are beyond happy to share with you the first part of Midwives of the World!
Feel free to like, comment and share! The next part will be focusing on White Ribbon Alliance Indonesia, and will be published in the near future. In the meantime, let’s get together for moms, and let’s talk equality!
Tilde and Anna – Let’s Talk Equality