2015 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health
The Socio Legal Information Centre (SUC) was registered in 1991 as a non-profit to provide legal services to the poor. Over the years, SUC's lawyers have pioneered cutting edge human rights litigation on women's justice, child rights, health rights, and reproductive rights. The award to SUC enables the organization to employ strategic litigation in India in order to obtain orders in superior courts that ensure greater accountability from state and national governments for the effective implementation of policies and programs related to quality of care in maternal health. In addition, SUC organizes legal trainings for civil society organizations and lawyers on the use of strategic litigation, colloquiums for judges, develops "know your rights" publications, and conducts public outreach.
2012 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
The Socio Legal Information Centre (SLIC) in Mumbai, India, uses the legal system to advance human rights and ensure access to justice. SLIC is the largest human rights NGO in India with offices in 25 states and 180 lawyers and social workers. SLIC’s activities include litigation, advocacy, legal awareness programs, investigations into violations, and public education campaigns. This grant will be used for the purchase of an office and training space in Delhi. A portion of the grant funds will also be used to make a contribution to SLIC’s cash reserve fund to provide health insurance and emergency assistance for staff.
2012 • 4 years, 8 months • Population & Reproductive Health
The grant to the Socio Legal Information will support the use of legal strategies to advocate for the improved implementation of laws, policies and programs that prevent maternal mortality and morbidity, and protect young people’s sexual and reproductive health in India.
2009 • 3 years, 1 month • Population & Reproductive Health
To support a legal advocacy program on maternal mortality and morbidity, and young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights in India (over three years).
2006 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of a legal advocacy program on young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights with a focus on delaying the age of marriage in India (over three years).
2003 • 2 years, 4 months • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of a legal initiative to discourage early marriage in India (over two years).
2000 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health
To promote the judicial recognition of reproductive and sexual rights (over three years).