International day of Indigenous peoples
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
Today is the International day of Indigenous peoples and we at Maternal Health Matters Inc. have a vision vision is to embed awareness, acknowledgement and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures within our organisation and to contribute towards a just, equitable and inclusive Australia.
Our unique contribution is to support the wellbeing and safety of all women before, during and after childbirth, and to ensure that they realise their human rights, through the adoption of The Respectful Maternity Care Charter
Maternal Health Matters advocates for programs designed in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, such as the Birthing on Country model of care.
We are also dedicated to finding opportunities within Maternal Health Matters to make a positive contribution to Reconciliation, by ensuring we are an inclusive, supportive and culturally safe organisation.