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


#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


Safe and Legal: Busting Myths and Claiming Rights around Access to Abortion The YP Foundation, in its effort to promote access to stigma-free information around SRHR for young people, hosted an event in New Delhi to commemorate International Safe Abortion Day on September 28. The event featured a gallery of personal narratives, where crowd-sourced artwork and stories on abortion were displayed in addition to facts around the issue. The audience included the Foundation’s network as … Continued

INDIA – Assessing the judiciary’s role in access to safe abortion after 20 weeks

There has been an increase in women approaching the Supreme Court of India and High Courts in different states seeking permission to end unwanted pregnancies. An analysis of these court judgments, recently published by the Pratigya Campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion, found cases of 194 women in the last three years who went to court seeking abortions in traumatic circumstances – including rape, risk to life and mental health, and serious fetal abnormalities. … Continued

INDIA – The worrying disappearance of medical abortion pills in India

As high as 80% of abortions in India are with medical abortion pills. Pratigya Campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion recently commissioned a study with the Centre for Media Studies on “Availability of medical abortion pills in the urban markets of four Indian states (Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh)”. This study covered 1,008 retail chemists to understand the awareness levels and attitudes of the chemists stocking and selling the pills. It found that in Rajasthan, none … Continued

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