Two-Child policy not needed anymore-Experts advocate


A process of Civil Society Consultations in Family Planning in India is going on currently in the Nation. In one of the Consultations in Bhubaneshwar, top government health officials and rights activists strongly voiced the need to remove the Two-Child Norm from the policy planning arena of Orissa. The lead organizers of this consultation were SODA, CHSJ and FPAI which was concluded on May 30th 2012.

Some of the major challenges with regard to family welfare in Orissa include:  difficult geographical terrain, inadequate attention on family welfare under RCH programme, poor initiative on promoting ‘informed choices’ among eligible couples, less focus on promoting spacing methods, high unmet need for contraception, low male participation and low age of girls during the time of marriage.

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About coalitiontcn

The Coalition on Two Child Norm and Coercive Population Policies is a group of individuals and organisations interested in addressing the issue of coercive population policies pushed by different states in India, especially the Two Child Norm (TCN). The recent examples of attempts to impose the TCN have come from states like Kerala, Maharashtra, Bihar. Activists including organisations and individuals from various states have expressed interest in a need for a Coalition that will anchor advocacy with the state governments to (a) prevent them from implementing the norm where it is not yet implemented but proposals towards the same have been expressed in public (b) advocate for removal of TCN through and build evidence to highlight its negative implications in states where it is already implemented. The Coalition is hosted at Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ, New Delhi).

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