Human Rights in Childbearing 11: Decolonising Midwifery and Reclaiming the Future

Alys Einion, Eva Robertson

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As midwives we claim the right and obligation to strive to reinvent midwifery as a profession, value-system and system of knowledge through restorative justice, claiming and co-creating a decolonised intellectual heritage and removing knowledge hierarchies. This article provides a definition of key concepts associated with decoloniality/decolonisation and discusses the project of ‘Decolonisation’ as a means of addressing-and countering-racism, ethnocentrism, orientalism, sexism and oppression, through reparative knowledge exchange, restorative justice and practical applications of global human rights.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalPractising Midwife
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023

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