Our Rights Now! To Health, To Safe Abortion! 

Sama has co-created a short video along with community health workers, health activists, women leaders from Chhattisgarh as well as from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, which provides a glimpse into the diverse, collective and creative efforts that have contributed to challenging the ground reality with regard to perspectives, information and health care access to safe abortion. Continue reading

In my hands, my choices, my decision

This International Women’s Day 2022, we at Sama reiterate our commitments to advancing the marginalized voices of young girls. We remain committed to amplifying processes that reaffirms and recognizes their agencies and rights. We stand in solidarity with the complex struggles that the young girls are asserting with varied power structures dictating their life choices, and controlling bodily autonomy and decisions. Continue reading

जेन्डर आधारित हिंसा (GBV) के मुद्दे पर कार्यशाला

समा द्वारा राज्यों में समुदाय स्तर पर कार्यरत संस्थाओं/नेटवर्क सदस्य व कार्यकर्ताओं के लिए जेन्डर आधारित हिंसा (GBV) के मुद्दे पर 5-दिवसीय आवासीय कार्यशाला का आयोजन दिल्ली में 22 से 26 मार्च 2022 तक कर रही है।

इस कार्यशाला में जेन्डर आधारित हिंसा (GBV) के मुद्दे पर एक व्यापक समझ, जिसमें सामाजिक, आर्थिक, नीतिगत/ क़ानूनी पहलुओं को समझना और हिंसा की परिस्थिति से बचाव, व उनसे उभरने के लिए आवशयक सेवाओं के अनुभवों, संघर्षों, व प्रतिक्रियाओं पर चर्चा व समझ बनाने का प्रयास है। Continue reading

Challenges and possible ways to cope with the ‘third wave’ of Corona: An orientation

As part of Sama’s series on Orientations for Community Based Organisations & Community Health Workers on Covid-19, we are organizing a virtual session on preparedness and care in rural areas in the context of the third wave of the pandemic and Omicron variant. The session will be held on 21 January 2022 from 3 to 5 pm, and will be conducted in Hindi by Dr. Yogesh Jain. Continue reading

Through their Voices

Vaccines have emerged as a viable shield against the Covid-19 pandemic. While adequate supply and administration could have been smoother, vaccine hesitancy is an equally grave concern in India. Despite being at the bottom of the health system, our frontline… Continue reading

The feminist response to living through and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic: Report of the 2nd International Consultation

We are happy to present the report of the 2nd International consultation on “The feminist response to living through and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic” that was held on 23rd and 24th July 2021. Our aim is to arrive at some sort of a collective understanding as… Continue reading