Sheetal Daswani is a mother, human rights defender, writer, aspiring yogi, birth doula, VBACtivist, dreamer. She has been a Human Rights Education Consultant since 2003 for non-profit organizations such as Amnesty International, and has authored educational materials on issues including torture, child soldiers, refugees and resettlement, equal access to quality healthcare, and gender based violence. During her first pregnancy, she began to investigate human rights issues associated with birth, and what she discovered precipitated her to become a Birth-worker.
Sheetal currently resides in Trinidad with her family and hopes to inspire her community to view birth though a human rights lens. She works as a Birth Doula to promote sustainable and meaningful social change with regard to prenatal care, labour & birth. She aspires to leave positive footprints wherever she goes and hopes to be a game changer in the realm of birth in the Caribbean.
Sheetal is on the Executive Team of the Doula Alliance of Trinidad & Tobago and is the founder of two not-only-for-profit ventures: