Abortion for adolescents: Does the law enable or stifle?

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (“MTP Act”) is a piece of legislation that seeks to regulate the practice of abortion in the country. By making registered medical practitioners as the sole professionals to carry out the abortion procedure, its aim is to ensure safe abortions in the country. However, despite such an objective certain provisions in the MTP …

Sexual and Reproductive health services: Are they really accessible?

The community has a chemist shop a few meters that the residents rely upon. The government dispensary near Jal Vihar, a few kilometers away is frequented by the residents for issues like common cold and basic healthcare needs. For sexual and reproductive health, maternal care and neonatal care, an organization located a few meters from the settlement gives monthly campaigns …

Poor Sanitation affecting Women

“Things will remain the way they are until and unless you do something that changes the way the situation is around you,” says Kunta, a 50 year resident of JJC Indira Camp, Nehru Nagar in the eastern region of New Delhi. Located a few kilometers from Jal Vihar, one assumes that water; the most essential element for survival won’t be …

My Body My Rights (?)

I come from Delhi, India and have been working in the domain of SRHR for last 8 years. My first encounter of realising the leader in me happened as a volunteer in an organisation . Engaging In building youth leadership, this space made me equipped with the language and confidence to open up WRT truly knowing my rights as a …