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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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Towards making the world healthy!
April saw us celebrate World Health Day, Earth day and so much more, while keeping women’s reproductive and sexual health at the helm. Using important statistics, memes, relatable content and stories from the field, we sought out to increase awareness around safe abortion for women, the need for women to have access to reproductive and sexual healthcare, and reiterated the fact the World Health Day’s theme for 2023 - #HealthForAll, implied that ‘ALL’ includes women, young adults, adolescents, the LGBTQIA+ community, and most importantly women!
In April, we also spoke about the impact of climate on women’s health and access to healthcare on World Earth Day, keeping in mind the theme of investing in our planet. This month was also a celebratory one for us with the addition of our newest coalition partner - Dasra!
Psst! An interesting collaboration is coming up in the month of May for International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Stay Tuned!
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National Consultation on Comprehensive Abortion Care
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has collaborated technically with World Health Organization and Ipas Development Foundation, to curate the National CAC to ensure universal access to safe and respectful abortion care in India.
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The Barbie we need!
Leveraging the Barbie trend ahead of the new Barbie movie, The YP Foundation shone a light on the often ignored and highly stigmatised aspect of health: Sexual and reproductive health rights.
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Building an empowered future
This World Health Day, Hidden Pockets Collective chose to speak about the current scenario around adolescent sexual health, and the need to de-stigmatise the conversations around the same, in order to empower the future generations with better health choices.
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Straight from the community!
The Population Foundation of India celebrated World Health Day by reaching out to community members in Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and asked them what it is that they needed for better healthcare.
The answers will definitely surprise you!
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Health - a prerequisite to all other rights!
On the occasion of World Health Day and World Health Organization’s 75th anniversary, Centre for Reproductive Rights spoke about the importance of access to healthcare to everyone, everywhere without any barriers.
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Of choices and access!
The Ipas Development Foundation collaborates with State Health Society of Bihar to orient 65 members across 15 districts to decentralise approvals for late term termination of pregnancy in cases of substantial foetal abnormalities as permitted under the MTP (Amendment) Act 2021.
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Word Around The World
Odisha has seen a huge jump in the number of male and female sterilisations, along with an increase in contraceptive uptake in the form of pills, injections and other methods. It is absolutely heartwarming to see family planning methods get higher acceptance in the state.
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Failing the women of Florida!
The state of Florida has signed a bill banning most abortions after a 6-week period. Florida had until now held the most lenient abortion laws with the 15-week abortion rule, making it a safe haven for women from neighbouring states to get the procedure done.
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A small sigh of relief!
Remember when Texas signed off on a rule to ban the use of abortion pills? The federal appeals court has ruled that the abortion pill mifepristone can still be used for now but reduced the period of pregnancy when the drug can be taken and said it could not be dispensed by mail, which while restricts access, but still allows women to have some bodily autonomy.
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