Surrogacy360 collaborates with organizations, scholars, and advocates around the world to address the myriad questions raised by international commercial surrogacy. These networks and organizations have played key roles in Surrogacy360’s development.
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Working Group (Global)
The ART Working Group, facilitated by the Center for Genetics and Society and the Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research, is an invitational group that brings together more than 100 advocates and scholars from around the world to assess developments in ART, share resources, and promote public policies regarding ART that are consistent with social and reproductive justice. The ART Working Group provides a venue for extended discussion and collaboration among reproductive health, rights, and justice leaders, and focuses on how reproductive and genetic technologies intersect with reproductive, disability, racial, and LGBTQ justice.
Sama Resource Group for Women and Health (India)
Sama is a Delhi-based organization working on issues of women’s health and human rights, including reproductive technologies and international commercial surrogacy. Sama documents and makes visible the experiences of gestational mothers and the risks they face in international commercial surrogacy arrangements. The organization examines issues within the framework of gender, class, caste, religion, ethnicity, and other power dynamics within South Asian society and between South Asia and other countries and regions.
Women’s Rehabilitation Center (Nepal)
The Women’s Rehabilitation Center works to reduce gender-based violence. The organization provides a hotline for abused women; safe houses with counseling and legal support for survivors; safe-migration information booths across the country; and health counseling centers run by “barefoot gynecologists” — women who have used self-examination and self-help methods to learn about their bodies and who train others in the same skills. Among other strategies, the Women’s Rehabilitation Center has used radio to reach women living in rural areas and encouraged leading newspapers and other media outlets in Nepal to report on international commercial surrogacy.