ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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International Rhetoric, Domestic Evidence

Civil society reports on sexual and reproductive health provide a contrast to the claims and assurances made by the government’s report to an international human rights mechanism on its public health commitments and achievements, with information that is at gross variance to the official report. This discordance questions the credibility and accountability of the government to these international human rights processes and more so, its citizens.

Fashionable Feminism

I had attended a panel discussion on “Fashion and Feminism—Navigating a Knotty Terrain” held on the sidelines of the India Fashion Week 2016 at the Godrej India Culture Lab in Mumbai. I know as much about fashion as my Doraemon-obsessed two-year-old niece.

Stairway to Death

This article explores the non-medical causes of maternal deaths to understand if these deaths could have been prevented with timely care. It is based on a study of maternal deaths in two blocks of Godda district of Jharkhand over a period of one year. These deaths were concentrated among young women from poor, marginalised households. Delays at different levels owing to improper and multiple referrals by facilities, absence of easily accessible and quality emergency obstetric care, lack of transport facilities and high out-of-pocket expenditure seem to be the main non-medical factors for the high maternal mortality rate.

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