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Medical Examination of Survivors / Victims of Sexual Violence: A Handbook for Medical Officers

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This compilation is an outcome of a series of capacity building programs on Health sector response to violence against women and medico-legal care of survivors of sexual violence, organized for Civil Surgeons, Medical Superintendents and Gynaecologists from District and Sub- District hospitals of Maharashtra conducted by UNFPA in collaboration with Public Health Department and National Health Mission, Government of Maharashtra. The handbook provides a step by step detail on how a woman survivor/victim of sexual violence should be examined and evidence collected. The compilation will be useful to medical professionals for examining survivors/victims of sexual violence. It will also prove useful for hospital administrators. It is to be used together with the MOHFW Guidelines and Protocols for medico-legal care for survivors/victims of sexual violence, 2014.

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India ageing report 2017

Caring for Our Elders : Early Responses India Ageing Report 2017

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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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Sex Ratio at Birth - The role of Gender, Class and Education

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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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Sex Ratio Imbalances and Marriage Squeeze in India: 2000–2050

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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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Sex Ratio Imbalances and Crime Rates - Technical Report

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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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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by Medical Professionals During Medical Examination of Survivors and Accused of Sexual Violence

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This compilation is an outcome of a series of capacity building programs on Health sector response to violence against women and medico-legal care of survivors of sexual violence, organized for Civil Surgeons, Medical Superintendents and Gynecologists from District and Sub District hospitals of Maharashtra conducted by UNFPA in collaboration with Public Health Department and National Health Mission, Government of Maharashtra. In this document, questions raised during the training programs have been compiled. The compilation will be useful to medical professionals for examining survivors and accused of sexual violence. It will also prove useful for hospital administrators. It is to be used together with the MOHFW Guidelines and Protocols for medico- legal care for survivors/victims of sexual violence, 2014.

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gender based violence evaluation

Evaluation Of UNFPA Support To The Prevention, Response To And Elimination Of Gender-Based Violence, And Harmful Practices

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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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Towards Change InfoKit for Health Care Providers to respond to Gender Based Violence

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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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Innovative practices for care of elderly women in India- Stree Shakti

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

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Gender Aadharith Ling Chayan Par Logo Ki Samajh Banane Ki Kunji

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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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