ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Making Rural Healthcare System Responsive to Domestic Violence: Notes from Patan in Gujarat

Domestic violence affects more than one-third of the women population in India, causing physical, mental, and psychological trauma to the survivors. While there have been specific interventions in urban India to combat gender violence, rural India is still in want of such initiatives. Against such a backdrop, the Society for Women’s Action and Training Initiatives has devised a novel initiative to tackle domestic violence in rural Patan district of Gujarat by collaborating with the existing healthcare system. Since 2012, it has been able to offer counselling, mediation, relief, and legal recourse to the victims of violence.
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