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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.
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Celebrating our Triumphs
As easy as 1, 2, 3!
With over 300 nominations and an otherwise corporate event, Pratigya Campaign was one of the two not-for-profits to take home its 3rd Kaleido award, competing with the likes of Tourism Australia, P&G, Budweiser, BMW and many others.
Celebrating our Triumphs
Celebrating our Triumphs
A special first!
Competing against big brands across FMCG, PSUs, Tech, Travel and Tourism, Automobiles, and Not for Profits, Pratigya Campaign won two out of three awards at IPRCAA, the oldest Communications and Advocacy awards in India. Pratigya Campaign bagged Bronze for Best Advocacy Campaign and Silver in Thought Leadership Merits.
Social Scoop
Championing inclusivity in healthcare!
With #ChoiceIsPower being our leading campaign for May, we celebrated International Day of Action for Women's Health with a tweetathon in collaboration with our coalition partners - DASRA, CJLS and Love Matters India. We also took this opportunity to talk about the need for reproductive and sexual health to be inclusive, what it would mean for adolescents to have access, and the sustainable development goals by the United Nations, that reiterate the message that reproductive and sexual health is an integral part of achieving Universal Health Coverage.
Coalition News
Let's hear from our partners
The Advocacy Manual
In collaboration with CommonHealth, Rising Flame, and Center for Reproductive Rights, Centre for Justice, Law and Society (CJLS) launched an advocacy manual titled "Legal Regulation of Abortion in India: Complexities and Challenges". The launch was graced by Hon'ble Justice Gita Mittal, the chief guest, who also delivered a speech on the subject.
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Innovation for reproductive health
The YP Foundation made it to the semifinals with their transformative pitch for Kaleidoscope - A free gender transformative chatbot, in The Pitch, Season 3. Their pitch comes as a step towards youth-focused knowledge management innovation for reproductive health.
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Fighting for basic rights!
The Centre for Reproductive Rights shared how access to contraceptive and abortion pills falls under basic health rights for women, and yet they are one of the hardest medicines to currently procure in the United States. While listing out the barriers women face to accessing these medicines without prescription, they launched their campaign #FreeThePill.
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Between transitioning!
In order to make sexual and reproductive health inclusive, Hidden Pockets Collective launched an email care chat for adolescents - a safe space to access confidential info on health, puberty, mental health, social media and more, providing non-judgemental support.
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Word Around The World
Protecting identities
In a recent turn of events, the Delhi High Court directed the Station House Officer (SHO) concerned of the Delhi Police to make sure that neither the identity of the minor seeking abortion nor that of her family be revealed while carrying out the investigation. The High Court also allowed the abortion on the grounds of her being a minor and the gestation period being well under the rules laid out in the MTP Act.
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Climate change and women's health
Coastal Bangladesh's low-lying river delta isn't enough to stave off rising sea levels. This has been leading to over exposure to salt for the women in the region, affecting their reproductive health in more ways than one. At the heart of the issue is the fact that, while no one is immune to the effects of climate change, global warming does not affect everyone equally, said Gitanjali Singh, the country representative for Bangladesh at UN Women.
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Half a century of research
In the same year that WHO celebrates its 75th anniversary, HRP (the UNDP/UNFPA/ UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction) is marking 50 years of working towards sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. In commemoration of the same, they have launched a photo gallery, a film and lot more to showcase their journey.
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Driving growth in SRH
According to GlobalData Market Size and Growth Analytics tool, the reproductive health devices market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.5% between 2015 and 2030. This forecast reaffirms the belief that sexual and reproductive health is an integral part of Universal Health Coverage.
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Safety for Adolescents
Healthnews addressed the different barriers that adolescents face on the safe contraception front - lack of knowledge, confidentiality, parental consent, cost, and many more, while also detailing the contraception methods they can use, and busting the misconceptions around the same.
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