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Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study” card link

Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study”

Through a field-based study in four states--Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu--the "Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study" aims to understand and document the way in which the Indian Medical Termination [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Fact Sheet: Independent Thought V. India

On October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment recognizing every girl’s right to bodily integrity, and penalizing rape within child marriage. In Independent Thought v. Union of India and Another, [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, India,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive Rights in Indian Courts

Over the last decade, Indian courts have issued several notable decisions recognizing women’s reproductive rights as part of the “inalienable survival rights” implicitly protected under the fundamental right to life. In certain ground-breaking judgments, the [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

NAMHHR v. Chhattisgarh

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, NAMHHR v. Chhattisgarh, which was filed before the High Court of Chhattisgarh in June 2014 by the National Alliance for Maternal Health and [...]

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Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana, which was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in India in November 2013, by [...]

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Child Marriage in South Asia: Stop the Impunity

A new report calls on the governments in South Asia to stop the human rights crisis that is child marriage.   This publication was supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation. 

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Fact Sheet: CHARM v. Bihar

The Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM) v. State of Bihar is a public interest case that seeks to hold the Government of India accountable for the poor conditions in public health facilities in [...]

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Maternal Mortality in India: 2011 Update Document Download

This report is an update to Maternal Mortality in India: Using International and Constitutional Law to Promote Accountability and Change, published by the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) in 2008. Since its release, Maternal [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Maternal Mortality in India: Using International and Constitutional Law to Promote Accountability and Change card link

Maternal Mortality in India: Using International and Constitutional Law to Promote Accountability and Change

The Government of India has a legal obligation to ensure that women do not die or suffer complications as a result of preventable pregnancy-related causes. The staggering scale and continuing occurrence of maternal deaths and [...]

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Fact Sheet: Salenta v. Uttar Pradesh

Snehelata “Salenta” Singh v. The State of Uttar Pradesh &, Ors. concerns a case of preventable pregnancy-related injury. Due to the poor quality of care during labor, Salenta developed an obstetric fistula. Her situation worsened [...]

Maternal Health,Asia, India,Publications

Fact Sheet: Datar v. Union of India

Nikhil Datar v. Union of India concerns the denial of an abortion to a woman whose fetus was diagnosed with severe abnormalities after twenty weeks. This case challenges a specific provision in India’s existing abortion [...]

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Litigating Reproductive Rights: Using Public Interest Litigation and International Law to Promote Gender Justice in India

This report explores the use of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to promote gender justice and advance women’s reproductive rights in India. Women’s reproductive rights in India are severely undermined by gender-biased practices. As a result, [...]

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Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting their Reproductive Lives South Asia

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ report, Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting their Reproductive Lives - South Asia, is the first extensive examination of laws and policies that influence women’s reproductive health in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.