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Need for gender sensitive health system responses to violence against women and children

Adsa Fatima, Aarthi Chandrasekhar, Amita Pitre

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2018.011


Five years since Nirbhaya, and nearly as long since the Justice Verma Committee Report, amendments to the Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013, and the National guidelines and protocols on medico-legal care for survivors of sexual violence by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) 2014, we, concerned individuals, women’s groups, health organisations, ethicists, and academicians, urgently demand the attention of the central and state governments – to the continuing injustice, violations and discrimination against survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).

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