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Addressing women’s safety needs during lockdown in India

Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) - by Shilpa Kompelli & Sujata Ayarkar, 10th December 2021

In India, as in many other places in the world, there was an increase in violence against women (VAW) during the lockdown. During the lockdown imposed in March 2020, Dilaasa Crisis Centres were declared as essential health services and so the teams continued to work through the strictest lockdown. Dilaasa Centres are public hospital crisis intervention centres established to respond to violence against women survivors.

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