South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) issued a joint statement calling on the Governments across South Asia to comply with their Constitutional as well as International Human Rights Treaty Obligations and ensure access to essential sexual and reproductive health services during Covid-19 crisis. The SARJAI is a network of organizations, lawyers and legal experts from the region who are committed to advance access to safe reproductive healthcare, secure legal recognition of women and girls’ reproductive rights, and hold governments accountable for their failure to guarantee such rights in law and policy.
As a SARJAI network member, YoSHAN has endorsed the SARJAI statement on “SRHR and CoVID 19”. We demand government and all the stakeholders to prioritize SRHR including safe abortion services as essential health care service amid pandemic.
South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) is a regional network launched by Centre for Reproductive Rights in a response to regional government’s lack of legal accountability for violations of women’s reproductive rights. We are continuously in battle field to establish SRHR as Human Rights.