Books and reports are outcome of CEHAT's own research projects which have focused on relevant research and has endeavoured to inform campaigns around social issues. These are in the form of, research reports, manuals, posters and guidelines.


The aftermath of rape: Survivors speak

Rege, Sangeeta; Bhate-Deosthali, Padma; Arora, Sanjida
Published Year: 2022

Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, 75 p. ISBN: 978-1-032-33280-2

This book documents the journey of the survivors of sexual violence as they navigate the gruelling criminal justice and health care systems and the stigma and hostility in their communities in the aftermath of the incident.

Through personal narratives of survivors and their family members, the book examines critical gaps in the existing networks of criminal procedure, health, and rehabilitation for survivors of sexual violence and rape. Using qualitative research, it distills the narratives gathered through interviews with survivors and their family members to understand their experiences and offers. The book contributes to the corpus of literature on different forms of violence against women in India with an emphasis on understanding the effectiveness of institutions, both formal and informal, in responding to sexual violence, and offering suggestions for changes in the health and support systems available to them. It documents post-incident interactions of survivors with family, community, the police, courts, lawyers, and hospitals and highlights the impact of rape on physical and mental health, work, relationships, education and housing for survivors and their families.

This book will be of interest to those engaged in providing support to survivors of sexual violence as well as students and researchers of social work and social policy, health and social care, law, gender studies, human rights and civil liberties, gender and sexuality, social welfare, and mental health. For more details see

Joint meeting with abusers as an intervention strategy in cases of domestic violence

CEHAT; Stree Mukti Sanghatana (SMS)
Published Year: 2022

Mumbai, CEHAT & SMS, 8 p.

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Access to support services by survivors of gender-based violence

Published Year: 2022

Mumbai, CEHAT & Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives Trust (AALI), 8 p.