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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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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 communication guide systematically reviews and assesses gaps and challenges in existing communication approaches, and recommends alternative strategies based on a rigorous pre-testing of messaging tracks at the community

 

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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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Family planning is at the heart our mission. UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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This leafl et is a result of interactions between many doctors and senior IMA members who have openly shared their ideas and views regarding pre-natal sex selection. It is an attempt to respond to the dilemmas faced by doctors in their day-to-day practice in dealing with this issue, dilemmas which are not only real but also complex. There is a common concern about how to communicate when faced with questions from clients and peers. The responses given below are not ‘right answers’ but an eff ort to aid the process of resolving dilemmas and confl icts; of enhancing communication with clients and the medical fraternity. The responses rely on the provisions of the law and the concepts of equality and non-discrimination

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