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Birth Companions (BC) is a London-based organisation set up in 1996 to support women prisoners during pregnancy and birth. Since then, the organisation has developed into a registered Charity and has expanded its services to vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers in the community: prison and home visits, antenatal and postnatal classes, provision of practical items and support groups are among its activities. In May 2016 BC launched the Birth Charter, a set of recommendations for the Government and the Prison Service for the care of pregnant women and new mothers held in prison in England and Wales. We have discussed the charity’s current projects and aims with Naomi Delap, Director of the organisation....   leggi tutto

Charities and non governmental organisations are commonly regarded as important change makers for underprivileged social groups: born from eighteenth century philanthropy, they initially aimed at providing relief to those at the margins of the social body, and later took on advocacy roles, campaigning for legal changes such as the abolition of slavery. The remit of these organisations has since considerably expanded, filling in many cases the vacuum left by the dismantling of state-provided social welfare, and sometimes leading them to become principal providers of crucial services in both developing countries and some of the richest nations on earth. Their effort to support those left behind by capitalist development, or affected by conflict, natural disasters and various forms of social injustice, has earned organisations and individuals operating in the social sector an almost-heroic reputation in the eyes of many, but are they really heroic?...   leggi tutto

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