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Mera haq my right

By: Sampson, Tom.
Contributor(s): Shenoy, Dinesh | Bharadwaj, Yash | Human Rights Law Network | Socio-legal Information Centre.
Publisher: New Delhi Human Rights Law Network 2011Description: 1 videodisc (16 min.).Other title: surviving pregnancy in India.Subject(s): Maternal health services -- Law and legislation -- India | Mothers -- Mortality -- Government policy -- India | Right to health -- IndiaDDC classification: 965.14 Summary: Told through the untimely death of shanti devi, Mera Haq reveals the daily toilsof surviving pregnancy for society's most vulnerable and marginalized. Despite vast economic growth and human right obligations, India consistently has the highest incidence of maternal death worldwide, currying 20%of the global burden. Narrated through interviews with family & friends, and internationally recognized legal and healthy experts, Mera Haq recounts shanti's journey to maternal death; a journey tragically representative of the systemic barriers that hundreds of thousands of women encounter in accessing basic medical care. Refusing to accept delay and denial of medical treatment as a foregone outcome for the lives of the poor shanti's family turned to the courts. They sought accountability and a restoration of dignity, and in december 2008 filed Laxmi Mandal v. Deen Dayal Harinagar hospital & ORS, W.P.(C) 8853/2008. In groundbreaking judgement, the government was order to pay compensation for santi's preventable death,and for the first time in history, maternal mortality was recognized as a human right violation. Mera Haq pays tribute to the tireless spirit of Shanti's family and community members, and illustrates litigation as a powerful tool for advancement of social change and government accountability
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Told through the untimely death of shanti devi, Mera Haq reveals the daily toilsof surviving pregnancy for society's most vulnerable and marginalized. Despite vast economic growth and human right obligations, India consistently has the highest incidence of maternal death worldwide, currying 20%of the global burden. Narrated through interviews with family & friends, and internationally recognized legal and healthy experts, Mera Haq recounts shanti's journey to maternal death; a journey tragically representative of the systemic barriers that hundreds of thousands of women encounter in accessing basic medical care. Refusing to accept delay and denial of medical treatment as a foregone outcome for the lives of the poor shanti's family turned to the courts. They sought accountability and a restoration of dignity, and in december 2008 filed Laxmi Mandal v. Deen Dayal Harinagar hospital & ORS, W.P.(C) 8853/2008. In groundbreaking judgement, the government was order to pay compensation for santi's preventable death,and for the first time in history, maternal mortality was recognized as a human right violation. Mera Haq pays tribute to the tireless spirit of Shanti's family and community members, and illustrates litigation as a powerful tool for advancement of social change and government accountability

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