Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sama believes that sexual and reproductive health and rights must be located within the perspective that recognizes social determinants of health and universal health entitlements. Sama’s initiative on Enhancing Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) through health system is drawn from its extensive experience in health and gender related advocacy and training.

On this issue Sama has worked on policy level advocacy with states like Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on the implementation of National programmes- ARSH strategy launched in 2006 under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), and RKSK (Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram) in 2014, which provides the framework for the adolescent sexual and reproductive health services and recognizes adolescents as a group with special and distinct needs beyond maternal health. Capacity building of community based organisations is a part of strengthening the accountability mechanism between the community and the state machinery.


Beyond Limitations: A Roundtable on Rights & Issues of Young People

Sama’s work with young people, particularly from marginalised communities, started 23 years ago on a range of issues related to health and healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and mental health, through an intersectional approach. Sama has worked… Continue reading

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

छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य स्तरीय कार्यशाला – ‘गर्भ का चिकित्सीय समापन अधिनियम’ कानून : नए बदलाव, सुलभता व जटिलताएँ

नवंबर 27, दोपहर 2 बजे से 4 बजे तक सुरक्षित गर्भसमापन व यौन व प्रजनन अधिकार व स्वास्थ्य के मुद्दों पर छत्तीसगढ़ स्तरीय कार्यशालों के दूसरे श्रृंखला का दूसरा सत्र। इस सत्र के माध्यम से सुरक्षित गर्भसमापन से जुड़े हुए कानून का हालिया संशोधन व उससे जुड़ी मुख्यतः… Continue reading

“अनकही बातें” – सुरक्षित गर्भसमापन से जुड़े मुद्दे और अधिकार, चार दिवसीय राज्य-स्तरीय प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम, रायपुर, छत्तीसगढ़

इस प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम का आयोजन छत्तीसगढ़ में कार्यरत कार्यकर्ताओं के लिए किया गया है। यह प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम रायपुर, छत्तीसगढ़ में 14 से 17 दिसम्बर, 2021 आयोजित किया जाएगा, जो हिंदी में संचालित सत्रों से होगा। स्वास्थ्य अधिकार, जेंडर समानता, यौन और प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य… Continue reading