Towards Addressing Gender Inequity and Gender-Based Violence: ASHAs

Adding to the series of training modules designed for healthcare providers, titled “Towards Addressing Gender Inequity and Gender-Based Violence,” is a training module tailored for ASHAs. As front-line community health workers, ASHAs have very frequent interactions with the community. Because of their location, they are also accessible and are often a safe and initial point of contact for survivors of violence. Continue reading

Survivor Centered Approach and Care to Address GBV: An Information Guide

Survivor Centered Approach and Care to address Gender Based Violence is an information guide in Hindi designed for all those who find themselves in a position of support for the survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). इस जानकारी पुस्तिका का उद्देश्य सर्वाइवर केंद्रित दृष्टिकोण के मूल सिद्धांतों को समझना है, जिनका उपयोग विभिन्न संदर्भों में फ्रंटलाइन समर्थन व्यक्तियों द्वारा किया जा सकता है। 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