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Why India’s acclaim for protecting reproductive rights rings hollow #Vaw #Womenrights

STEPHANIE NOLEN KAMRORA, INDIA — The Globe and Mail Noni Raja did just what she was supposed to do. She married when she was 20, in 2004, and gave birth to a son a year later. In 2006, she had a daughter…. Continue Reading →

#India – Sterilization for Accomplishing Targets -टारगेट पूरा करने के लिए बंध्याकरण! #Vaw #Womenrights

jUNE 13, 2013, Prabhat Khabar ये है हकीकत.. बंध्याकरण पर दबाव नहीं बंध्याकरण शिविरों में महिलाएं दबाव में नहीं आतीं. वे अपनी मरजी से आती हैं. देश में कुछ ऐसी जगहें हो सकती हैं, जहां इस तरह के मामले हों,… Continue Reading →

Religion and governance: strange bedfellows #Vaw #womenrights

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3715 (Published 7 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3715 Anita Jain, India editor, BMJ Author Affiliations ajain@bmj.com An unexpected turn of events saw a woman referred to as Beatriz get a life saving caesarean section, thanks to doctors in El Salvador… Continue Reading →

#India -Do you know incentive and target based health services can be coercive ? #Vaw

Permanent sterilization-incentive based and target based health services: a glimpse from Rajasthan – Leena Uppal My elder sister in law was the one who suggested that I should go for female sterilization, if I get lucky I may win a motor… Continue Reading →

Srilanka Bans Birth Control Surgery to Protect Dwindling Sinhala Race #Vaw

Govt Bans LRT on Women and Vasectomy on Men After Bodhu Bala Sena Protested Against Birth Control to Protect Dwindling Sinhala Race 24 February 2013, 6:10 am By Chrishanthi Christopher Last week the government sent out a communiqué to all… Continue Reading →

Rajasthan Government’s disdainful response to women’s plight after family planning operations #Vaw

  According to the latest news report (December 7, 2012) Rajasthan Government is having plans to compensate Rs. 30,000/- for female sterilisation failures, but it is also to be noted that once again the government is claiming that people are… Continue Reading →

UP Govt announces target sterilization against National Policy # Coercion

  The UP Government announces sterilisation targets for Azamgarh District for the months Novermber and December:   According to the letter issued by the Chief Medical Officer (Azamgarh), dated 30.10.2012, number P.K. Camp/2012-2013/14896-03 The target for sterilisation announced for the… Continue Reading →

Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Contraceptive Services Estimates for 2012

HIGHLIGHTS June 2012 In 2012, an estimated 645 million women in the developing world were using modern methods— 42 million more than in 2008. About half of this increase was due to population growth. The proportion of married women using… Continue Reading →

Civil Society Declaration: Rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit

CALL FOR ENDORSEMENT   Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights,  Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN),  International Women’s Health Coalition and RESURJ have prepared a statement *Rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit… Continue Reading →

Prof. Sarah Hodges on Reproductive Health in colonial India

Prof. Sarah Hodges, University of Warwick, explains her research on “family planning” and reproductive health in colonial India. Her  work  is on the social and cultural history of modern South Asia, specifically the politics of health in colonial and postcolonial… Continue Reading →

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