by Shobha Shukla, CNS
July 15, 2020
I am tempted to share this very recent photograph of a newly done up mural in a very prominent area of my city barely a stone-throw distance from the state parliament. It is a clear depiction of what our patriarchal society wants its women to be-meek submissive, docile, their colourless faces devoid of any hope or desires. I fervently hope that it is not the sign of times to come.
This year’s World Population Day theme of safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls is bang on spot, more so in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Just 1.2% chemists stock abortion pills in Maharashtra: study
Jyoti Shelar MUMBAI
AUGUST 31, 2019
Pharmacists cite legal hassles as reason; experts say lack of access to safe abortions a worry
A mere 1.2% chemists in Maharashtra — three of the 252 reviewed in five cities — stock medical abortion (MA) pills, a study has found.
The study covered 1,008 chemists in Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.