• The country coordinators are  are currently working on the Italian set of data from 2014-2015 BBBSurvey.

Country Coordinator

Ele&AleHRiCElena Skoko

Dr. Elena SKOKO is a mother, birth activist and independent researcher.

Alessandra Battisti

Dr. Alessandra BATTISTI is a mother, lawyer and birth activist. She has been collaborating with professor Salvatore Bonfiglio, at University Roma TRE, since 2006.

Alessandra and Elena are members of the Steering Committee and Country Representatives of Babies Born Better Survey. They are founders of the research unit “Human Rights in Maternity and Childbirth” at the University Roma TRE. At the national level, they are members of CoRDiN Committee and of the Editorial Board of D&D Magazine for Midwives in Italy. They are founders of the Obstetric Violence Observatory Italia (OVOItalia) and coordinators of the national social media campaign against obstetric violence “#bastatacere: le madri hanno voce“. They have translated the official Italian version of the WHO statement on “Prevention and elimination of abuse and disrespect during facility based childbirth”, the statement on “Caesarean section rates”, and the International Mother-Baby Childbirth Initiative’s 10 steps. They are Country Representatives for IMBCO. They are members of COST Action BIRTH and Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet).