New Delhi, May 16, 2013: The Delhi high court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure at the negligible number of public toilets for women in the city. The figure of 3,712 public toilets for men and only 269 for women by municipal corporations left the HC unhappy with the state of affairs in 10 of 12 zones.
HC was hearing a PIL filed by advocate Ashok Aggarwal highlighting the shortage of toilets for women.
New Delhi, May 15, 2013: Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) is a web enabled name based system to monitor and ensure delivery of full spectrum of services to all pregnant women and children.
The system was introduced about 3 years back. It is currently being implemented throughout the country with active involvement of States/UTs. More than 4.06 crore pregnant crore pregnant women 3.3 crore children have been registered in the system since its inception.
Bhopal, May 8, 2013: As a result of effective implementation of maternal safety programmes in Madhya Pradesh, remarkable decline has been registered in maternal mortality rate in the state.
According of annual health survey bulletin 2011-12 released by Registrar General of India, maternal mortality rate in the state declined by 33 points in one year and 102 points in 10 years.
Nashik, May 6, 2013: The need to build new public toilet facilities in the city for women will be raised by a corporator during the general body meeting of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Tuesday.
NCP corporator of prabhag 9 (B) Kavita Kardak is demanding that every prabhag should have toilets for women. She says that the city does not have sufficient public toilet facilities for women and the existing ones are not well maintained. She feels that construction of toilets for women should be given preference.
"There are not many toilet facilities for women.
Patna, Jan 17, 2013: At least 400 women and adolescent girls in Bihar would have escaped rape in 2012 had the state government provided toilets to all the households in the state under the Centre-sponsored Total Sanitation Scheme (TSC), now christened Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA). That's official - sort of.
According to police records, rape cases averaged 980-odd every year in Bihar between 2006 and 2011. In the year just gone by, 872 cases of rape were reported till November.
Lucknow, Apr 11, 2013: With the aim of reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Uttar Pradesh, the health and family welfare department is working to launch a dedicated ambulance service. Though the name of the service has not been finalised yet, the ambulance network will comprise 1000 vehicles equipped to handle pregnancy related emergencies, including assisted child birth.
The ambulance network will function on the pattern of 108 service.
New Delhi, Apr 1, 2013: It may be hard to believe, but it is true. Anyone travelling the length of the rural belt of Delhi that stretches from Badarpur border in South-East Delhi all the way to Narela in the northern periphery of the city, will not find a public toilet along the way.
New York, Mar 21, 2013: On World Water Day, UN Women is calling attention to the urgent need to increase access to clean water and basic sanitation and to support the initiative of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to enhance progress on sanitation ahead of the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Lack of access to basic sanitation infrastructures disproportionately impacts women and girls and puts them at a greater risk of violence and assault when there are no facilities in their homes.
Pune, Mar 18, 2013: There are just 47 public urinal blocks in Pimpri Chinchwad for about 9 lakh women, reveals a Right to Information (RTI) application.
Vikas Bhumbe, president of Aadhar Social Foundation, who sought the info under RTI, said, “Women face hardships when they travel to the city for work. There is an urgent need for the civic body to construct more toilets for women. The population of Pimpri Chinchwad city, as per the 2011 census, is 17.5 lakh and about half of them are women.