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Title Violence against women and girls : understanding responses and approaches in the Indian health sector / edited by Sangeeta Rege, Padma Bhate-Deosthali, T K Sundari Ravindran
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 167 pages) : illustrations
Summary "This book discusses the pervasiveness of violence against women (VAW) in India and traces its evolution as a public health concern. It highlights the fundamental relationship between health and violence and identifies institutional gaps, which hinder comprehensive healthcare and support to VAW survivors. The volume brings together in-depth case studies from various states and civil society organisations on their initiatives to help bring adequate support and health services to women affected by VAW. These include engagement with hospitals to increase awareness and sensitivity among health service providers and community-run health clinics for marginalised women. The book documents the mobilising efforts of feminists, community-based organisations, state institutions, and CSOs in developing comprehensive healthcare responses and bringing violence against women into the public health discourse. It provides insights into the lack of guidelines for responding to sexual violence in medical and nursing education, and the way that the police and the justice system function in India. This book will be of interest to public health professionals, and students and researchers in public health, gender studies, social work, and sociology. It will also be useful for policymakers and for professionals working for think-tanks or CSOs working on developing health systems response to VAW"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sangeeta Rege is the Coordinator of the Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT), a non-profit working on health and human rights, and leads the organisation towards research and interventions on the health concerns of marginalised people.Padma Bhate-Deosthali is Senior Advisor at the Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT), and Consultant at Care India Bihar. She has 20 years of experience in research, training, and policy advocacy in the areas of gender-based violence, gender in medical education, and health policy research.T K Sundari Ravindran is Principal Visiting Fellow at the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, and Visiting Faculty at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 17, 2020)
Subject Abused children -- Services for -- India
Abused women -- Services for -- India
Abused women -- India
Girls -- Violence against -- India
Abused children -- Services for.
Abused women -- Services for.
Abused women.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Form Electronic book
Author Bhate-Deosthali, Padma, editor.
Rege, Sangeeta, editor.
Sundari Ravindran, T. K., editor.
LC no. 2020006649
ISBN 0429285469