10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion

Articles, Haryana, News, Safe Abortion

A 10-year-old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month. Doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital in the northern city of Chandigarh delivered a baby girl through a ....
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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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Report: Access to Contraception and Women’s Experiences with the Public Health System

Haryana, Maternal Health, Research and Fact Finding

In February 2014 a health rights activist and two advocates from the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) traveled to three villages in Mewat District, Haryana to investigate women’s access to contraceptive information and services and state implementation of reproductive health schemes. The current unmet need or the percentage of ....
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Fact-Finding Report on Compliance with National Sterilization Guidelines – Sterilization Camp in Kawi Village

Haryana, Research and Fact Finding, Sterilisation

In March 2008, the government of India’s Family Planning Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines for sterilization services in camps.  All sterilization camps in the country must abide by these guidelines.  A team of health rights activists visited the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in ....
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