Sexual Violence in India: Addressing Gaps Between Policy and Implementation

Sharma, Prachi and Unnikrishnan, MK and Sharma, Abhishek (2014) Sexual Violence in India: Addressing Gaps Between Policy and Implementation. Health Policy and Planning. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

The savage Delhi rape of 16 December 2012 was instrumental in generating the Verma Report that framed policies for amending the Criminal Laws related to sexual violence, professionalizing forensic/medical examination of victims, and sensitizing the police, electorate and the educational sectors. Unfortunately, even after a year, the Indian Home Ministry has abysmally failed to implement most recommendations, even underutilizing budgetary allocations. This article addresses gaps in governance systems and offers solutions to the problem of sexual violence in India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rape; Violence against women; Gender; Policy implementation; Health sector reform; Millennium Development Goals
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 04:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139484

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