Intersections of maternal health, domestic violence

The public is invited to participate in a free webinar Wednesday, April 3, on "Exploring the Intersections of Maternal Health & Domestic Violence." The webinarfrom 3-4 p.m. ET is sponsored by Healthy Families, Healthy Planet (HFHP).

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Domestic violence is a global pandemic that affects women's bodily integration and their ability to thrive. When a pregnant woman suffers partner violence, she may suffer injury, miscarriage or even death. As a denomination, United Methodists are called to respond to both domestic violence and maternal health by promoting healthy relationships and pregnancies for all.

Webinar speakers will be:

  • Julie Taylor, United Methodist Women executive secretary for Children, Youth & Family Advocacy;
  • Amee Paparella, General Board of Church & Society director of Women's Advocacy; and
  • Katie Kraft, HFHP Advocacy & Communications associate.

The webinar will suggest ways you can take action in your community.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Register here by April 2.

Editor's note: Healthy Families, Healthy Planet is a program initiative of the General Board of Church & Society. Funded by a grant from the United Nations Foundation, HFHP works to educate and mobilize United Methodists in the United States on the importance of maternal health and international family planning. Through grassroots education with targeted annual conferences and advocacy efforts with policy makers, the goal of the project is to achieve higher levels of foreign aid for international family planning through the U.S. government.

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