Reproductive Rights

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A War That Never Stops

/ December 12, 2017

The government is waging a war on women’s bodies in the name of providing reproductive healthcare.

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Family Planning: Only a Woman’s Responsibility?

/ November 21, 2017

New government measures claim to increase the contraceptive choices given to women, but they still put the responsibility of contraception on women.

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When Five Hospitals Failed to Save a Pregnant Woman

/ September 6, 2017

Rajasthan government is celebrating an 84% increase in institutional delivery. But even after spending Rs 42,500, Pushpabai succumbed to maternal mortality.

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12,000 Women in Maharashtra Get Maternal Health Benefits After a Year

/ August 14, 2017

Community Correspondent Chetan Salve fought for a year so that women from marginalised sections could access benefits promised under Manav Vikas Yojana.

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Village gets Ambulance Service Thanks to a Video, a Determined Community and a Willing State

/ July 24, 2017

Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.

No Financial Benefits For Pregnant Women – Chetan Salve Reports for IndiaUnheard

/ February 9, 2017

Rural pregnant women are motivated to deliver their babies in hospitals rather than in their homes, according to Manav Vikas Mission (Human Development Mission). This program, launched in 2006 is an initiative of Government of Maharashtra to increase Human Development Index (HDI) of backward districts of Maharashtra, India. Under this...

You can’t Deliver Your Baby Here, The Roof May Collapse Any Moment

/ February 9, 2017

Crumbling infrastructure at a state-run health facility keeps pregnant women from availing healthcare services here. With a roof that leaks during the monsoon and no functional toilets, both frontline health workers and patients find it difficult to use. Bharti Kumari Reports from Telmocho village, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand

Are safe pregnancies and childbirth in rural India a luxury?

/ June 17, 2015

One woman dies every ten minutes due to pregnancy related complications in India. Although the government has put in place schemes to ensure that every woman has access to healthcare during and after pregnancy, ground reports produced by Video Volunteers reveal that access to prenatal and postnatal care, nutrition and...