Domestic violence in India, part 5

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Women-initiated community-level responses to domestic violence

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Barbara Burton, Anuradha Rajan and Nandita Bhatla.

In 1997, ICRW began a three-year research program on domestic violence in India in partnership with researchers from a range of Indian academic and nongovernmental organizations. This report summarizes three studies documenting and assessing the impact of three innovative women-initiated community-level responses to domestic violence.

The full series provides an understanding of the degree of domestic violence being experienced by Indian women in a rural setting, the possible protective factors and the existing options available to women outside of family and friends. These reports also point to new directions for strategies to reduce domestic violence in India.

Other publications in the series:
Part 1: A Summary Report of Three Studies

Part 2: A Summary Report of Four Records Studies

Part 3: A Summary Report of a Multi-Site Household Survey

Part 4: Men, Masculinity and Domestic Violence in India