Assam

New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Availability of Services for Pregnant Women in Rajgarhali Tea Estate, Assam


In November 2017, researchers and social activists from HRLN visited the Rajgarhali Tea Estate in Tinsukia District, Assam, intending to investigate whether pregnant women and mothers were receiving their JSY entitlements. In many instances, nutrition and cash assistance was not being provided, and some women were not even aware of ..... Read More

New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: The Functionality of Anganwadi Centers in Tinsukia District, Assam


In November 2017, a team of researchers and social activists from HRLN went to visit an Angwanwadi Center in Tinsukia District, Assam, and found highly disatisfactory conditions with dire consequences for women and infants. Read the full report below.  ..... Read More

Modi’s cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first


By Maya Palit On social media on 1 January, I came across many quips about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech. “Judging from the speech, the happiest person in the country should be a 65-year-old pregnant farmer,” went one. These were, of course, prompted by Modi’s promise to introduce a ..... Read More

Presentation: An Overview of HRLN’s Work on Reproductive Rights (2017)


HRLN Advocate and Social Activist Deepak Kumar Singh compiled this presentation and delivered it at a state consultation in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in conjunction with NGO Prayas. The presentation, which can be viewed below, details HRLN's work throughout the 4-year EU-RRI project on reproductive and sexual health rights across ..... Read More

Minuara Begum case


The case of Minuara Begum comes to show the fatal consequences of not providing adequate health facilities for pregnant women. Her right to health was grossly violated leading to her death. Minuwara’s twin babies died after three days of her death. She lost her life to Post-Partum ..... Read More
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