Made in India brings the discussion of surrogate health and rights to the forefront by the film’s commitment to creating impact through community and campus screenings. In this process, Made in India has partnered with several exemplary organizations and individuals who have made it possible for the film to reach into communities within India and globally to highlight women’s voices.
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‘Having a voice’ equals being heard, being considered, being counted, being part of, being able to influence. Being human. Many women’s voices still remain silent, silenced, marginal, unheard, discounted, or illegitimate. Many women’s lips still remain zipped, their lives and realities unspoken. Point of View promotes the points of view of women - or their voices - through media, art and culture.
USA / India
Daisy Deomampo is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. She also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from New School University. Daisy’s primary areas of research include: gender and reproduction; science and technology; assisted reproductive technologies; and women’s health and human rights. She has previously conducted research in the Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, and Argentina on issues related to gender, migration, and HIV/AIDS. After recently completing twelve months of fieldwork in Mumbai, India, Daisy is currently writing her dissertation on the cultural, social and policy implications of transnational gestational surrogacy.
India / USA
CREA is a feminist organization based in the global South and led by women from the global South. CREA promotes, protects and advances women’s human rights and the sexual rights of all people by strengthening feminist leadership, organizations and movements, influencing global and national advocacy, creating information, knowledge and scholarship, changing public attitudes and discourses, and addressing exclusion. CREA seeks a world in which laws, policies, norms, and practices at the local, national and international levels affirm women’s rights and the sexual rights of all people.
Sama’s engagement with issues of women and health evolved in the context of the autonomous women’s movement and seeks to locate the concerns of women’s health and well being in the larger context of socio-historical, economic and political realities. Sama’s research on ARTs was started in 2004. The first phase that ended in 2006 was conducted in the three metros of Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad was aimed at understanding the social, medical, economic and ethical implications of ARTs. It documented the experiences of women users of these technologies as well as the perspectives of those who provide them. Sama is also trying to explore the increasing medical tourism to India by foreigners seeking cost effective ART procedures and surrogates.
Generations Ahead works with social justice organizations around the country to expand the public debate on genetic technologies. By looking at the benefits and risks of these technologies for different communities we promote policies that ensure full respect and human rights for all people. We work to increase the public awareness of the many social implications of genetics and build the capacity of organizations and leaders to develop more informed positions.
The Center for Genetics and Society is a nonprofit information and public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies. We work with a growing network of scientists, health professionals, civil society leaders, and others. The Center supports benign and beneficent medical applications of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies, and opposes those applications that objectify and commodify human life and threaten to divide human society.
Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), also known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (BWHBC), is a nonprofit, public interest women’s health education, advocacy, and consulting organization.
OBOS provides clear, truthful information about health, sexuality and reproduction from a feminist and consumer perspective. We vigorously advocate for women’s health by challenging the institutions and systems that block women from full control over our bodies and devalue our lives. Our long-standing commitment to serve only in the public interest and our bridge-building capacity are our hallmarks.