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Right to choose and refuse sterilization reaffirmed by India

In January 2012, up to 53 women underwent a sterilization procedure in Bihar, India, at a sterilization camp managed by an NGO which had been granted accreditation by the District Health Society, apparently without following any formal, transparent process. The women had not been given any counseling regarding the potential dangers and outcomes of the sterilization procedures. They were operated on in a school rather than a hospital, in an unsanitary and unethical manner, all by a single surgeon, under torchlight on top of a school desk, and without running water or sanitary gloves.

Nazdeek’s new report, SMS for Justice: Women Demand Access to Vital Services in Delhi, uses an SMS-based reporting system and trained women paralegals to...

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Around the world, social movements and human rights advocates are celebrating the definitive suspension of the POSCO-India project. The project, which represented the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India’s history, entailed a massive integrated...

Nazdeek is training women paralegals in two of Delhi’s informal settlements to...

This website is a holistic resource providing information and updates on the exploitation of tea planation workers in Assam, India working for Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL), which is...

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The World Forum of Fisher Peoples convened an exchange in Sri Lanka to study the human rights impacts of land and ocean grabbing and to conceptualize a campaign to defend the...