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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
When she heals,
we all thrive.
Women's health has been a subject of discussion, debate, policies, etc. mostly as a corrective measure. To make health policies take note of women's health in a proactive manner and formulate gender-responsive policies, we have to establish that women's health needs more attention and action. When women are healthy, when we take steps and action for their health, they begin to thrive and tap into the potential of a full life which eventually benefits everyone in the society.
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Social Scoop - Who says we can't have a laugh about sexual health?
Coalition News
Let's hear from our partners
Can AI create safe spaces for young people?
Population Foundation of India has launched Chat with SnehAI - an AI based platform for adolescents and young people that features a wide range of interesting videos and stories on online safety. As children and young people spend more and more time in the virtual world, they need just as much vigilance and awareness to stay protected online.
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Abortion is legal in India, but do pregnant people get full autonomy?
Independent lawyer and our Campaign Advisory Group member, Dr. Anubha Rastogi wrote an incisive piece on the gaps in Indian abortion law at a time when abortion rights are in dangerous territory in the US.
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Head over to Rang Saga - a celebration of bodies, colours, and diversities!
Rangeen Khidki is hosting a celebration of all things that deserve more cheer - our bodies, all colours, and diversities! An all-day fundraising event to create safe spaces for adolescents, it's going to be full of art, music, pop ups, talks, and workshops. If you're in Kolkata, don't forget to check it out!
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Abortion rights get the spotlight!
Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, collaborated with Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal (MASUM) for a special screening of the play '17-21': Back and Forth?, which accurately depicts the various barriers to accessing safe abortion services, for different marginalised identities in India. This Marathi play will soon be released online with English and Hindi subtitles.
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Equal access to abortion laws can't exclude trans people.
This social media campaign by The YP Foundation highlights the barriers queer-trans individuals face in accessing basic abortion related healthcare services.
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Word Around The World
"My Body, My Choice" echoes all over the US
A leaked draft opinion showing the United States Supreme Court's conservative majority is considering overturning Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 ruling guaranteeing abortion access nationwide, has sparked many protests and heated opinions all over the world. Women's bodily autonomy is never up for debate, and abortion has to be accessible as a basic human right.
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The coin side of abortion rights
Taking away the right to choose to be pregnant does not merely impact women and pregnant people - it impacts families, societies, countries and the world at large. Forbes journalist Alison Durkee highlights the economic impact of lack of access to safe abortions.
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"A new step forward for women, a new step forward for democracy."
Amongst the dense clouds of threatened abortion rights, Spain shines with silver lining. They recently made many positive amendments to their abortion laws, notably scrapping the requirement of 16-17 year old pregnant people to obtain parental consent for abortion and including menstrual leave at the workplace.
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Take a 'Pratigya' -
Pledge for Equal and Safer Abortion Rights
Work | Donate | E-Volunteer | Partner With Us
Work along with us to guarantee an equal right to safe abortion and effective healthcare for all.
Donate - Contribute to our campaign and keep the fight for reproductive rights and gender equality alive.
E-volunteer - Help us raise awareness about reproductive rights and gender equality by becoming an e-volunteer with us and contributing from your homes.
Partner with us - Come, let's work together with equal synergies to guarantee rights to universal access to safe abortion for all.
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