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Author Arora, Radhika ♦ Prashanth, N. S. ♦ Himabindu, B. L.
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Content type Text
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
File Format PDF
Date Created 2014-07-22
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RA1-1270
Subject Keyword Public aspects of medicine ♦ Medicine ♦ Child sex ratio ♦ Delhi gang rape ♦ Women in India ♦ Gender inequality
Abstract The recent public outcry following a brutal gang rape of a young woman in India's national capital was a watershed moment in the world's largest democracy. It generated widespread public and political support for strengthening legal provisions to punish sex offenders. Although the legal response is a useful deterrent against such heinous crimes, women continue to suffer due to deeply rooted social prejudices that make them vulnerable to violence and discrimination in society. In this commentary, we aim to analyse the current developments with respect to gender violence in India within a background of the social position of women in Indian society. Using secondary data related to sex-selective abortions and crimes against women, and a critical review of the portrayal of women in Indian cinema, we reflect on the role of health workers, researchers and public health professionals in shaping a social response towards improving gender parity in our country.
ISSN 16549880
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-07-01
e-ISSN 16549880
Journal Global Health Action
Volume Number 7
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


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