This past September, an international coalition of researchers released a set of guidelines that will set national standards for the treatment of incarcerated women who are pregnant or in custody with children. The Guidelines were drafted by the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education (CCPHE).
In recognition of this and International Human Rights Day, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights welcomes and endorses these long-awaited recommendations. Action Canada is joining the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives, the Parent/Child Coalition for Justice and the prison programming from the AIDS Committee of Ottawa to host the Ottawa launch of the Mother-Baby Prison Health Guidelines on 9 December and provide a space to gather and discuss the rights of incarcerated parents to nurse and bond with their babies.
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