Fact-finding

Serious human rights violations occur across the world on a daily basis, yet very few, if any, are reported, either in the international media, academia or in the public sphere more generally. Fact finding missions allow for these violations to be documented and publicised and therefore create a space where human rights violations can be exposed and hopefully, in the future, prevented.

 

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 The activists from the Initiative on a fact finding mission to Chhattisgarh

Undertaking fact finding missions is a key strategy of the Reproductive Rights Initiative. The Initiative has conducted numerous fact findings in thirteen Indian states since 2011. Fact finding reports are used by the Initiative to support legal and social interventions on a wide range of reproductive and sexual rights. The Initiative has coordinated fact findings on subjects as diverse as the international surrogacy industry, child marriage, unsafe and unlawful sterilization and medical services available to pregnant and lactating homeless women. By working closely with local activists, advocates and NGOs, the Initiative ensures that its fact findings are as accurate, informative and reliable as possible. The Initiative has successfully utilised fact finding reports as evidence of human rights violations in the Indian courts and as advocacy tools to show the need for higher standards of reproductive and sexual rights.

 

Research & Fact-finding

New HRLN Fact Finding Report: The Maternal Death of Lt. Tainyu at Panso Village of Nagaland

Issues, Maternal Health, Nagaland, Publication, Quality of Care, Research and Fact Finding, States, WORK

  A fact-finding team from Human Rights Law Network, Nagaland Unit consisting of a lawyer and a social activist  went to Panso village under Tuensang district. The team received information about the case of a maternal death from an aggrieved inhabitant of Pathso village. They also visited the Primary Health Centre, Panso ....
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New HRLN Fact Finding Report: RKSK’S Disha Clinics for Adolescents in Delhi

Adolescents' Sexual Health and Rights, Delhi, Issues, Publication, Research and Fact Finding, States, WORK

A team consisting of eleven interns, Adil, Anamika Tyagi, Ananya Kuthiala, Anoop Kumar, Anu Anmol, Arshi,  Isha Goel, Kashni Bhamra, Mahima Duggal, Nishi Sangtani and Shebani Rose  and advocate, Deepak Kumar Singh (Human Rights Law Network), went on a fact-finding mission across various districts of Delhi to understand ....
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New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Medical Negligence in Dindori District Hospital, Madhya Pradesh

Issues, Madhya Pradesh, Maternal Health, Quality of Care, Research and Fact Finding, States, WORK

HRLN Researcher Monalisa Burman and intern Anusha Ravishankar travelled to Chulhapani Village in Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh, to investigate a severe case of medical negligence that resulted in a pregnant woman giving birth in a field. Samar Vati was denied services, slapped and abused by healthcare staff, and turned away from ....
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HRLN publish new book on Child Marriage in India

Child Marriage, Issues, Publication, Publication, Research and Fact Finding, WORK

HRLN has just published its newest book on child marriage in India, the laws surrounding it, and case studies collected through fact findings. You can read the full copy of the publication below. This book is the result of a year of research missions in several states, as well ....
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New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Availability of Services for Pregnant Women in Rajgarhali Tea Estate, Assam

Assam, Issues, Maternal Health, Quality of Care, Research and Fact Finding, States, WORK

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 ....
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