Tea garden workers in Assam (India) face extreme socioeconomic exclusion. Women workers are routinely denied access to healthcare and nutritional benefits. As a result, Assam has the highest maternal mortality rate in India.

Nazdeek, ICAAD and PAJHRA are combining community trainings, technology and legal intervention to increase accountability in the delivery of maternal health services in tea gardens. Through SMS technology, 44 participants, many of whom are Adivasi women living in the tea gardens, are identifying and reporting maternal health rights violations in 16 tea gardens' and public health facilities across two blocks in Sonitpur District of Assam.

Data collected will be used for advocacy and litigation to demand better health services and fight maternal and infant mortality.

Read our 2015 Report - No Time to Lose: Fighting Maternal and Infant Mortality through Community Reporting