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India ageing report 2017

This report takes stock of ageing situation in India, some of the concerns and policy and programmatic responses. It also presents good case studies and practices on elderly care across states.

The report starts with outlaying the demographic, demographic and socio-economic status of the elderly, which include work force participation, income security, living arrangements, health status, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and associated services and cost issues, disability, gender concerns and some key concerns in accessing social welfare services especially those meant for the elderly. The analysis highlights the vulnerability faced by the elderly (particularly the large proportion of widowed women). Poor health and morbidity due to increasing NCDs is one of the concerns. The challenge lies for the society and government to reduce vulnerability and improve overall well-being of the elderly. 

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The causes of Gender Biased Sex Selection (GBSS) are well known. However, the unfolding consequences of this harmful practice are still being studied. We are thankful to the UNFPA India Country Office for having agreed to our proposal to research three themes focusing on the correlates and consequences of GBSS. These themes focus on: the role of class and education in explaining India’s gender imbalance trajectory, the present and future contours of the marriage squeeze, and the relationship between crime rates and sex ratio imbalances. Bringing together quantitative and qualitative data, the three papers shed light on hitherto unexplored dimensions of the GBSS phenomenon.

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This paper analyzes the effect of adult sex ratio on violent crimes and crimes against women for 18 Indian states in the time period 1995–2014. Contrary to
existing literature and speculation, we obtain a negative relationship between sex ratio and crime rates for both violent crimes and crimes against women, i.e, as
the sex ratio rises to become more skewed in the favour of males, crime rates fall. A strong positive relationship is seen between crimes against women and the gap
between male and female years of education.
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This paper is part of a technical paper series covering interconnections between sex ratio and marriage squeeze; class and education; and crime rates
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gender based violence evaluation

This country note for India is one of four field-based case studies intended to inform a global thematic assessment of UNFPA’s support to the prevention, response to and elimination of GBV, including harmful practices, within both development and humanitarian settings. The overall evaluation will inform the implementation of the next UNFPA strategic cycle (2018-2021) through assessing and identifying key strategic positions, gaps and opportunities for UNFPA’s work in this area, gathering lessons learned, capturing good practices and generating knowledge from past and current cooperation focusing on the period 2012-2017.

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This Info kit includes key information that a service provider will need to know to enable him/her to respond effectively to violence as a public health issue. The kit also provides FAQs related to service provider role under relevant laws like domestic violence or POCSO and also elaborates on the MOHFW’s guidelines on responding to sexual violence and what it entails. 

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An initiative of Stree Shakti- The Parallel Force supported by UNFPA

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This is a comprehensive guidelines for effective implementation of the PC and PNDT Act. These guidelines have been put together by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the United Nations Population Fund detailing the Act and the Rules in the form of these Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs).
 

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This is a comprehensive guidelines for effective implementation of the PC and PNDT Act. These guidelines have been put together by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the United Nations Population Fund detailing the Act and the Rules in the form of these Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs).
 

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Before reaching out to adolescent girls, the project implementing partners set out to earn the trust of local gatekeepers. The task on hand was enormous. Parents were being expected to liberate their daughters from the four walls of their homes. Village seniors were being asked to allow young girls to roam freely. Adolescent girls were being motivated to question age-old norms. However, when efforts for social betterment are honest and persistent, positive change is bound to follow

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