“I came to know about different issues that affect women’s health and access to safe abortion through various sessions. This was also the first time we discussed about sexuality, which I felt was only limited to private parts/genitals. Through this institute, I have been able to understand how all these different issues are controlled by patriarchy and how it affects women’s health.”
Abortion, Gender and Rights Institute (Hindi)
Starting in 2015, CREA and its partner organization CommonHealth launched this 5-day Institute to help practitioners and activists push beyond a family planning and public health perspective and support more conceptual and political clarity around abortion that integrates gender, rights, SRHR, and safe abortion perspectives.
The Abortion, Gender and Rights Institute is organized for participants from grassroots organizations and NGO’s working on issues of health, gender, and empowerment. The institute covers a range of crucial topics related to abortion and SRHR (sexual and reproduction health and rights), sexuality, gender, contraception, programs and policies by the state, the legal system in India and values, sex ratio, communication and advocacy. The aim is to enable gender justice and SRHR advocates in India to both speak out against sex selection and defend women’s access to a safe termination of an unwanted pregnancy.
Please see the calendar for more information on the dates for the next Abortion, Gender and Rights Institute.