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Topics: Hewlett Foundation

“We are Being Treated Like Animals”

Less than two months after 13 women died in the neighboring state of Chhattisgarh, 43 women were sterilized in unsanitary and inhumane conditions in Chatra, a northern district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Knowing the facility had no electricity, the sterilization camp coordinator rented a generator to operate theatre lights. When the generator failed, the team continued to operate by flashlight. Savitri Devi,  the mother-in-law of a woman who was sterilized stated, “There are no …

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From the Countries

Grants Given to “Protect” Women Five two-year grants, totaling $1.15 million, will be given by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California, to “improve access to reproductive health care of women of color, low-income residents and teenagers.” To “protect” California Latinos, $300,000 will be given to the San Francisco-based Latino Issues Forum which will collaborate with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice in Los Angeles; to reach youth through the formation of youth …

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