Since the launch of the report Women of the World South Asia (2004), the Center has engaged in sustained efforts to improve access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) as human rights in India. This work has included several UN submissions, a number of advocacy briefs and publications, extensive feedback and technical support to partners on legal advocacy, close engagement with local civil society organizations, the development of strategic alliances and partnerships, and the development of innovative capacity-building strategies. Over the years, the Center has worked on a range reproductive rights issues, including access to safe and legal abortion, access to the full range of contraceptive methods in a voluntary manner, accountability for maternal mortality and morbidity, and adolescents’ reproductive health, specifically in instances of child marriage.
Current issues/engagement and partnerships: safe abortion access and services; legal advocacy support to partners
Current advocacy efforts: MTP bill; fact-finding study
Other law reform proposals currently being considered: Surrogacy bill; strengthening adolescent SRHR, including child marriage brief; addressing POCSO mandatory reporting provision
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