Violence against women as a health care issue: Perceptions and approaches

Authors : Rege, Sangeeta; Bhate-Deosthali, Padma

Published Year: 2018

New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018, Equity and access: Health care studies in India. Edited by Purendra Prasad and Amar Jesani. (Violence against women as a health care issue: Perceptions and approaches. by Sangeeta Rege and Padma Bhate-Deosthali, pp. 286 - 302

Violence is now globally recognised as a public health issue. Since women and girls all over the world are particularly vulnerable to violence, it needs to be considered as a gender issue. There are changes happening at the regional, national, and international level to extend healthcare response to different forms of violence. This article explores the prevalence of violence, and its effect on women in India. While considering the Indian legal and socio-economic context, it also discusses current practices among healthcare professionals.Effective and innovative models to engage the health sector on VAW have been described in this paper. This paper could be useful for researchers’ policy maker’s students  and NGOs. This  article is paper in a published book "Equity and access: Health care studies in India.” Ed. Purendra Prasad and Amar Jesani; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2018

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