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Pratigya Campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion is a network of individuals and organisations working towards a singular objective - protecting and advancing women's rights and their access to safe abortion care in India.
Read ahead for news, highlights, and commentary on rights-based events from all over the world.
Social Scoop
Spreading information with
We introduced a new series - #AForAware - on our social platforms to educate people about significant concepts across abortion rights, family planning, gender equality, and more. With this, we hope to normalise conversations by arming people with correct information.
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Bridging the gaps
We marked International Day of Girl Child and International Day of Rural Women by striving to create an equal world bursting with opportunities for them.
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Coalition News
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Shedding light on the Right to Privacy
Hidden Pockets Collective talked about how the Right to Privacy is an important factor when it comes to making abortions safe and accessible.
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No means NO
In their series called Mangal Gyaan, Love Matters India emphasised the importance of consent through a poem, to reach and connect with the masses.
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Fighting stigmas through gender-inclusive language
Language plays an important role in perpetuating or eliminating biases. Agents of Ishq celebrated Intersex Awareness Day by educating people about the appropriate terms used to address intersex persons.
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Fostering a sustainable world
The effects of a climate crisis are borne by people from marginalised communities the most. It's important to make sustainability one of the goals in our fight for gender equality and the Right to Choice.
YP Foundation's conversation on World Sustainability Day sets a good example.
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Decoding women's health and happiness
Love Matters India started a paramount conversation revolving around women's reproductive and sexual health and happiness. Their initiative - Oh Gujariya - conducted via a Twitter space conversation successfully brought people from around the country to indulge in a discourse on significant topics that affect women.
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Word Around The World
The magic pill?
In the post-Roe v Wade period, pregnant persons seeking an abortion are turning to medically safe, self-managed medication abortions, facilitated with abortion pills. Medication abortion made up 54% of all U.S. abortions in 2020, thanks to the various initiatives educating people about it. This article answers significant questions about the medication. Read on to know more.
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The fight for bodily autonomy and right to choice continues...
Georgia's Heartbeat Bill prevents abortions from being performed once fetal cardiac activity can be detected, which typically occurs at about six weeks from gestation. However, many activist groups have argued that the law violates the right to privacy without political inference protected under the Georgia Constitution. We're hoping for a favourable decision at the end of the trial.
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A small step with a huge impact.
Finland has taken a progressive step forward by approving reforms to widen the country's strict abortion laws. Some of the amendments include allowing a medical abortion up until the 12th week of pregnancy and requiring only one doctor's approval to terminate a pregnancy, instead of two.
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Latin America setting a precedent!
Top jurists are taking notes from Mexico and Colombia's landmark rulings that legalised abortions. Let's find out the role that the women's rights movement played to decriminalise abortions and the lessons that the US can learn from these judgements.
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