Through the process of litigation, both individual and PILs, the initiative creates an alternative method to hold government accountable of their legal duties. It has moved the courts to set both a national and international legal precedent by ensuring accountability for maternal death. The initiative actively provides pro bono legal aid for the poor, marginalised and vulnerable whose reproductive health rights have been violated.



Mrs X and Mrs Y vs Union of India & Ors: Woman’s Right to Abortion

Case, Litigation, Safe Abortion

Mrs X and Mrs Y vs Union of India & Ors, challenges the Constitutional validity of section 3 (2) (b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP Act). The MTP Act bans the medical termination of a pregnancy post 20 weeks, and therefore does not adequately take ....
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Waghmare vs. The District Collector, Nagpur District : The Women’s Right to Health

Case, Litigation, Maharashtra, Maternal Health

In Nagpur’s Government run institutions, women are subject to subhuman conditions in maternal health care. As a result, many women die senselessly from preventable causes. The petitioner in Waghmare vs. The District Collector, Nagpur District demands the proper implementation of government schemes to improve the appalling state of maternal ....
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Jaffar Ullah and Anr. v. Union of India and Ors; The Rights of Rohingaya Refugees

Case, Haryana, Litigation, Maternal Health

Jaffar Ullah and Anr. v. Union of India and Ors. demands that Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in slovenly camps in Delhi and Mewat district, Haryana have access to regular employment opportunities, adequate shelter, proper nutrition, clean water, toilet facilities, education, maternal, paediatric and other health care and that ....
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The lack of “Access to Contraceptives and Information Services” : A case from Haryana

Access to Contraceptives, Case, Haryana, Litigation

Himmat Mahila Samooh vs. Union of Inida & Ors., demands access to contraceptive information and services for women in Haryana. According to the 2014 District Level Household Survey (DLHS) for Haryana, the State has a 30% unmet need for contraceptives, meaning that 30% of married women in the state ....
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Fact-Finding Report on Compliance Visits to Motia Khan Shelter

Litigation, Maternal Health, New Delhi, Research and Fact Finding

On 1st February 2013, the High Court of New Delhi heard opening arguments in the case of Priya Kale vs. Government of NCT Delhi and Ors., (W.P. (C) 641 of 2013). The case concerns the shocking conditions in government homeless shelters in Delhi, particularly for pregnant and lactating women. The petitioner, ....
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