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

INDIA: YP FOUNDATION

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

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