Abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal death all over the world. Abortion is also a highly contested issue in many places. India is one country where abortion laws are very liberal. Yet a large number of abortions in India continue to be conducted illegally, using dangerous methods, leading to over 100,000 deaths every year.
UPVHA is addressing this issue through Amplify Change Project, funded by Ipas Development Foundation, to strengthen SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) movement, especially access to safe abortion by creating a network of CSOs “Sanjha Prayas” in 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh. The districts are: Lucknow, Kanpur Nagar, Sitapur, Hardoi, Barabanki, Basti, Meerut, Unnao, Shrawasti and Shahjahanpur.
The activities include: