Policy, Prevention and Reforms

  • Meerambika MahapatroEmail author


This chapter offers a critical analysis of institutional, ideological and social obstructions, often by these same entities, which can constrain women’s efforts towards lives free of domestic violence. It focuses on plan and policy, and discusses a range of legal initiatives designed to address domestic violence. In addition, the ‘right to health’ framework is also elaborated in this chapter. In addition, it reviews various aspects of a public health approach to prevention and new interventions in a variety of contexts to prevention and the possible strategies along with intervention programme. The chapter provides an overview of various programmes designed to address this issue and prevent domestic violence. The prevention programmes have been drawn from the literature and described as to how they have been applied in different settings with various population groups. Prevention may be regarded as the most viable solution for reducing the prevalence and the harmful consequences of domestic violence. Further, it explores religious faith and spirituality in the lives of the abused women, and as to how it effectively positions themselves as site of intervention and empowerment.


Policy Practice Programme Intervention Act Capacity building Case studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Health and Family WelfareNew DelhiIndia

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