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Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Access to Safe Abortion Services

Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Address Allegations of Denying Women Access to Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) –The Chhattisgarh Government was ordered by judges to immediately address allegations that women in the state lack [...]

Abortion,Asia, India, Philippines,In the Courts,News

India: State must act on contraception

India: State must act on contraception (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh ordered the government of Haryana to respond within a month to [...]

Contraception,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Indian High Court Orders Haryana Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Modern Contraceptives

Indian High Court Orders Haryana Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh ordered the [...]

Other Barriers, Contraception,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. State of Bihar and Others (2011)

CHARM v. State of Bihar and Others is a public interest litigation petition filed in March 2011 by the Center’s partner in India, Human Rights Law Network. It seeks legal accountability from the state government [...]

Abortion, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Delhi High Court Continues to Stand Up for Pregnant Women

For the second time in less than a year, the Delhi High Court in India has ordered the local state government to ensure that every pregnant woman has access to quality maternity care. Highlighting the [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria, Asia, India, Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Ramakant Rai v. Union of India / Amici (Supreme Court of India)

International human rights law protects the rights of women to have access to voluntary sterilization services free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. In April 2004, the Center prepared a legal memorandum on the illegality of [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Asia, India,In the Courts,Case

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