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.
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.
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.
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
Charitable Trust Hospitals are one of the oldest forms of public private partnerships in the country.
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.
The draft rules for BNHRA were submitted to the Government of Maharashtra in June 2006, which remain on paper till date.
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.