Tag Archives: stigma

Breaking The Silence: A Review

We have all heard of, if not seen, Breaking Bad. But it is time now to speak of Breaking the Silence. Some of us had the privilege of being present for a historic moment where a trio of wonderful brave … Continue reading

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IWAC 2013: The Right to Access Abortion With Dignity

“I have a dream.  I dream that when my granddaughters grow up, should they need an abortion, they will be able to access it with dignity and safety. ”  Prof. Kamheang Chaturachinda, Thailand There was a brief moment of silence … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Dilemma: Stigma in the Hospitals

During our Tweetathon on Sept 28, TARSHI a Delhi-based non-profit that works on issues in sexuality, said: “Legality is no guarantee for access. Often providers put women off by scaring them of consequences.” This is unfortunately true in South Asia, … Continue reading

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Word Of The Month: Stigma

We are introducing a new category – word of the month. Every month, ASAP’s Coordinator Suchitra Dalvie will write about one word that resurfaces in our daily lives. This month, it is stigma. Here’s what she has to say: Stigma:  … Continue reading

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Abortion in Pakistan: Morality Becomes More Restrictive Than the Law

While on the topic of Stigma, we’d like to re-publish this guest blog by Uzma Farooq, an Advocacy Officer for Women’s Health at Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre in Pakistan. In this blog, Uzma explores the connection between the … Continue reading

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