Advocacy & Campaign

Advocacy and Campaigns on Violence against Women

Along with the service provision and training, efforts are been made to create awareness about the issue and change of attitude in society about violence against women. The main objectives of advocacy is to create awareness about gender based violence and its consequences on women; to create awareness about the crisis centre and its services amongst organisations, other hospitals, health posts and maternity homes and community at large. 

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NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON SAFE ABORTION

Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in India. The burden of abortion related mortality and morbidity is disproportionately higher among adolescents and adult women from marginalized groups.


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Campaign against Forced and Coerced Sterilization - IFHHRO

As the Asia Regional Focal Point of the IFHHRO, CEHAT has been actively participating in all its activities. IFHHRO, OSI and other NGOs have launched a campaign in 2010 to address certain key issues of human rights violations in health care settings.

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Advocacy on Abortion and sex-selection

Recently there have been a series of knee jerk reactions by the GoM as a response to the rising pressure to curb sex selection. The Census 2011 found that the sex ratios have further declined both nationally as well as at the state level. In Maharashtra, the sex ratios have declined in almost all districts making it a state issue and not a regional matter anymore.

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State Aided Charitable Hospitals in Mumbai

Charitable Trust Hospitals are one of the oldest forms of public private partnerships in the country.

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Right to health care for survivors of sexual assault: Public interest litigation

CEHAT filed an intervention petition in the Nagpur High Court on 9th Sept 2010 in a Public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Dr.Ranjana Pardhi and others against Union of India in 2009. The Lawyers Collective is representing CEHAT for this petition. The PIL by Ranjana Pardhi and others sought to streamline the medico legal response to sexual assault.

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Follow-up with the Government on the implementation of rules for the BNHR Act and creating awareness amongst patients about patients rights

The draft rules for BNHRA were submitted to the Government of Maharashtra in June 2006, which remain on paper till date.

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Health Budget and Advocacy

CEHAT’s work on health financing has led to a lot of literature on health budgets, financing and expenditure issues, including large field based studies to generate primary data. CEHAT has been conducting trainings and involved in advocacy on budgets among people to raise awareness and mobilize them for demanding higher allocations to social sector especially health. In the initial years CEHAT did research projects and came out with papers which mainly looked at major macro and micro issues related to the health services and financing.

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Working Group on Sterilization Review of Gudielines

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Statement on Female Sterilization- modified from 2011 FIGO Guidelines on Female Contraceptive Sterilization

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Publications