IWHC has supported a number of organizations working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in India. Our partners advocate for the rights of women and young people, promote comprehensive sexuality education and HIV/AIDS policy, ensure access to safe abortion services, and empower young leaders and champions for gender equality and human rights.
Abortion is legal in India, but growing concern over sex-selective abortion has made doctors reluctant to perform any abortion. This has led to an increase in unsafe abortions and maternal mortality and morbidity. CommonHealth, a coalition of 110 institutions and individuals, advocates for better access and higher quality maternal and neonatal health and safe abortion services.