The date will be 16 to 23 May 2010. Please feel free to organize events (reasonably) off-period. As you know, important projects may happily be realized pre- and post-term! The most important thing is to link many events with the campaign and relay them on social networks.
This year’s theme will be “BIRTH TRAUMA, BIRTH PLEASURE”.
There are many different ways of interpreting this motto and translating it to Roman languages. We feel that it makes it easy to adapt the campaign to priorities perceived by various actors in various countries. “Birth” may evoke women’s labour or the birth of a child. Thus it will be possible to focus the campaign on birthing women, parents, families or babies. Needles to say, several meanings may be associated with the words “trauma” and “pleasure”.
Please circulate this announcement as widely as possible and translate it to more languages. We look forward to receiving presentations of the theme in various languages as it will be declined in different parts of the world.