Sixty-one years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to ensure dignity and equality for all. Sadly, these ideals are still a distant dream for many girls and women.
In celebration of the International Human Rights Day and the tremendous gains the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) and our partners have made towards securing the human rights of girls and women, we are proud to present a new short documentary. The video is the product of a collaboration among IWHC, SANGRAM, and rural Indian sex worker advocates.
Based in a rural community in India’s Maharashtra State, SANGRAM works to ensure equal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support: Over 6,000 women in rural India have participated in HIV testing as a result of these efforts. Drawing on 15 years of work to empower marginalized communities to claim their rights, SANGRAM is becoming an increasingly strong advocate nationally, and globally for health policies and programs that are responsive to the real-life needs of local communities.