INDIA – Gramin Punarnriman Sansthan: District level dialogue on need for safe abortion services

On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Gramin Punarnriman Sansthan, India, organised a district level dialogue in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, with CSOs, CBOs and the health department on need and availability of safe abortion services, with 75 participants. The chief guests were Dr AK Mishra CMO Azamgarh and Dr YK Rai ACMO.

INDIA – New campaign and video by Agents of Ishq to normalise abortion

On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Agents of Ishq (AOI), in partnership with the #MyBodyMyChoice campaign, released a nine-minute video (with English subtitles) that discusses sex, pregnancy and abortion. The video is part of an effort by sexual and reproductive health and rights organisations to use policy advocacy to address critical health issues. The melodramatic Bollywood clips notwithstanding, the tutorial is blunt and straightforward. AOI founder Paromita Vohra says: “We wanted to do it in … Continued

INDIA – National Comprehensive Abortion Care Trainers’ Workshop

In this video, Vinoj Manning, CEO of the Ipas Development Foundation in India, introduces a workshop for 140 trainers of safe abortion care from 12 states in India who met together. The workshop was training of trainers for health workers close to the community in provision of safe abortion care. Dr Sumita Ghosh, Deputy Commissioner for Maternal Health, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India, also spoke and reiterated the government’s commitment to … Continued

INDIA: LOVE MATTERS INDIA & HAIYYA

Jashne-e-Reproductive Rights Festival Delhi, India Our objective [with the festival] is to increase awareness about abortion as a reproductive health and rights issue, and to demand that every person who chooses to have an abortion is guaranteed access to available, affordable, safe and legal comprehensive abortion care. We will enable a safe, shared and inclusive space for people from diverse walks of life to gain information and develop nuanced understanding on reproductive rights issues, including … Continued

INDIA: MYBODYMYCHOICE

#myabortionstory’ project by Mumbai-based artist Indu Harikumar This was a month-long project that featured ten stories, and ran until International Safe Abortion Day on September 28. Indu Harikumar crowdsourced real-life stories of women who had undergone an abortion and illustrated them. You need to be a member of Instagram to access them. Or you can read an article about them in the Times of India. Image credit: Indu Harikumar

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