Standard Operating Procedures: For responding to violence against women/girls for hospital based counselling departments
Authors : CEHAT; DILAASA; MCGM; NUHM
Published Year: 2023
CEHAT, DILAASA, MCGM, NUHM; Mumbai; iv, 40 p.
This Standard Operating Procedure has been based on more than two decades of implementation of Dilaasa model and ensuring quality of care for survivors of violence.
This document is significant in Indian context where there has been a legal mandate for a health sector response under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005; Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO), 2012; the Criminal Law Amendment to Rape (CLA), 2013 and the MoHFW Guidelines of 2014. Further, India's National Health Policy (NHP), 2017 gave a clear directive to the health sector to address gender-based violence.