Author Archives: Suchitra Dalvie

About Suchitra Dalvie

Suchitra Dalvie is the Coordinator for the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership and a Steering Committee Member for CommonHealth. She is a strong believer in women's rights to safe abortion and has worked in promoting the cause for over 10 years. She is also a practicing Gynecologist.

Mother’s mother’s mother’s Day

One more Mothers’ Day comes and goes with the usual messages, reminders, stories, interviews with new moms and old, and the inevitable advertisements (you are precious to her, now give her something else that is precious….fade out to a stunning … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, International Conferences/Days, International Days | Comments Off on Mother’s mother’s mother’s Day

Every Day is Labour Day for Women !!

Today, 1st May is celebrated internationally as Labour Day. It is an annual holiday in many countries to celebrate the achievements of workers. http://time.com/3836834/may-day-labor-history/ Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which … Continue reading

Posted in International Conferences/Days, International Days | Comments Off on Every Day is Labour Day for Women !!

Dying for Love

There is a whatsapp joke doing the rounds last week— Valentine died for love, Romeo also died for love, Jack in Titanic died for love, Even Jesus Christ died for love. Where are the women ? Don’t buy any woman … Continue reading

Posted in International Conferences/Days, International Days | Comments Off on Dying for Love

But what can I do about it?

We conduct workshops and meetings with young people and doctors and medical students and so many other groups and discuss issues around safe abortion, unsafe abortion, stigma, gender power and patriarchy and sexism. Sometimes the participants feel overwhelmed by these … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Archives, Pro-Choice Discussions | Tagged | Comments Off on But what can I do about it?

Word Of The Month: Advocacy

  This month our theme has been Role of Information and Technology and Online Activism- So, the apt word of the month would be Advocacy. We therefore would like to repurpose this post by Dr. Suchitra Dalvie’s  What do we understand by this … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Columns, Word Of The Month | Tagged , | Comments Off on Word Of The Month: Advocacy