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.
TARSHI, one of our grantee partners in India, recently launched an online course on comprehensive sexuality education for teachers.
Three med students in India talk about an ASAP Asia workshop they participated in on gender, sexuality, and abortion.
In the words of Janet Jackson, circa 1986, “It’s the pleasure principle!” Yet, those of us working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent girls often forget this and are reluctant to talk about pleasure.
How local groups around the world are filling the information gap and making sure girls' voices are heard.
For those of us in the field of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), there are universal challenges. Not least of these challenges is collecting data to determine the effectiveness of our programs through an evaluation.
A diverse group of more than 40 Friends of IWHC gathered for a screening of The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar and a conversation with its director, Ruchika Muchhala.
The organization TARSHI has been boldly taking on sexuality issues in India for more than 15 years.
In 1999, activists and development professionals in India got together to discuss what they saw as a glaring gap: the lack of prominent feminist voices. They decided they had to do something about it and began planning an organization that would foster and provide a platform in India for these voices, particularly focused on sexuality…
India has made significant strides towards recognizing sexual rights over the past decade, but cultural, policy, and social challenges continue to limit progress.
TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) works towards expanding sexual and reproductive choices in people’s lives in an effort to enable them to enjoy lives of dignity and freedom from fear
Pritam Potdar is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership Youth Champion from India. As a regional coordinator for the nongovernmental organization SAMYAK located in the state of Maharashtra in western India, Pritam has coordinated several projects to promote gender equality among men and boys, and improve community-based sexual and reproductive health interventions for adolescent…