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Guidance on Covid-19 vaccination for Pregnant and Lactating mothers Answers to some new questions around the vaccine based on advice from WHO and Government of India

Vaccination has emerged as the biggest weapon to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there is a significant amount of anxiety if the vaccines can be taken by lactating mothers, pregnant women etc. There is anxiety fueled by myths and misinformation around the vaccine that are still being circulated in some online groups. However, experts such as…

Persons deprived of liberty require specific focus: UN-IASC Guidance on prisoners and detainees amidst Covid-19

In March this year, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was getting serious, an Inter-Agency Standing Committee issued interim guidance on how people deprived of their liberty should be treated amidst growing concerns of the Coronavirus infection. The two agencies; Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), jointly…

Amir Rizvi

3 out of 4 Bohra girls forced to undergo FGM New study makes shocking revelations on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

A newly published study, titled ‘The Clitoral Hood: A Contested Site’ has found that female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is widely prevalent among India’s Bohra community. The qualitative study, which involved interviews with 94 people–83 women and 11 men–has revealed that 75% of daughters (aged 7 and above) of all respondents had undergone FGM/C, or ‘khafd’,…

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