Gender-based violence: Shared Challenges and Collective Efforts – A Regional Dialogue

On February 20-21, 2024, Sama is organising a virtual regional dialogue titled “Gender-based violence: Shared Challenges and Collective Efforts – A Regional Dialogue” (“जेन्डर आधारित हिंसा को सामूहिक चुनौती – एक क्षेत्रीय संवाद”). Young community leaders from Bihar, Odisha, and Jharkhand who have participated in Sama’s capacity strengthening workshops and short courses over the years will be joining this Regional Dialogue. Continue reading

Short course on GBV in Jharkhand

Announcement for a Short Course on gender-based violence (GBV) and the health systems’ role and accountabilty to be held in Ranchi between 16 and 20 December, 2023. यह शॉर्ट कोर्स झारखंड में समुदाय स्तर पर जेंडर, स्वास्थ्य और सामाजिक न्याय के  मुद्दों पर काम करने वाले युवा कार्यकर्ताओं, संगठनों और समूहों के सदस्यों को आवेदन करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया जाता है। Apply Now! Continue reading

Abortion law in India: A step backward after going forward

In September 2021, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act of 2021 came into force, extending the upper gestational limit for abortion from 20 to 24 weeks. Although the amendment did not recognise abortion on demand as a pregnant person’s right, it was heralded as the next step in making Indian abortion laws more progressive. The recent Court’s decision to refuse an abortion to a woman with postpartum psychosis has undone the progressive strides made in 2021 and 2022. Continue reading

Training Modules on Addressing GBV for Healthcare Providers

Sama has been developing a series of Training Modules for Healthcare Providers in order to increase capacity with information and awareness about gender-based violence, as well as to encourage Healthcare Providers to create enabling environments in health systems for survivors to report violence and seek care and support without any hesitation, apprehension or barriers. Continue reading

Examining the Contested Political and Economic Landscape of Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy Regulations in India

“Examining the Contested Political and Economic Landscape of Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy Regulations in India” explores some of the critical discussions emerging after the passing of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act and Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021. The article stresses the strengthening of cross movement collective action and upholding of reproductive rights and justice for all individuals. Continue reading