RAHMY: Respectful Abuse-free Humanized Motherhood through Youth-Empowerment Knowledge Products


February 18, 2022

Share-Net International


RAHMY: Respectful Abuse-free Humanized Motherhood through Youth-Empowerment – explored Shared Decision Making (SDM) as a tool in Respectful Maternal Care (RMC), to equip different decision-makers and health workers on best practices to improve quality and patient-centered SRHR services for young mothers during COVID-19, and beyond.  Following a successful Webinar in December 2021, YourEgyptianDoula proudly presents several knowledge products.

Patient Centred Care (PCC) has been identified by the World Health Organization as a key aspect in improving the quality of care within an  integrated holistic health systems approach; however, there is limited focus on their application for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) factoring the critical role of youth and young people. Recent United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) data have unveiled gaps in gender equity and  autonomy in SRHR decision-making. Across the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the decision-making power on SRHR, including maternal  health, remains mostly in the hands of men. The intersectional approach of RAHMY project aims to create a tool that can  be easily adapted and applied in similar contexts in developing countries that are working towards providing respectful and inclusive care  for young mothers.

YourEgyptianDoula Knowledge Products

1) An advocacy/educational video on women’s rights in childbirth, including the right to information, along with the process and benefits of SDM in pregnancy and birth in Arabic with English subtitles.

2) Tip Sheets for young mothers, their partners, families, other decision-makers, and maternal health workers on SDM for RMC and PCC in English and Arabic.


Click here to enlarge the tip sheet in English, and here to enlarge it in Arabic
3)  A policy brief: “Introducing Shared Decision Making for Respectful Maternal Care: the case for Egypt“. This brief highlights latest global and local evidence on Obstetric violence, informed and shared decision making, respectful and patient-centered care in SRHR, reflects the narratives of mothers and maternal health workers and offers tiered recommendations to improve RMC and PCC policy and practice in Egypt.
4) A bi-lingual Fact Sheet on Obstetric Violence in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in English and Arabic.
5) The recorded webinar on the role of youth in mitigating obstetric violence through shared Decision Making – RAHMY: Respectful Abuse-free Humanized Motherhood through Youth-Empowerment