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Violence against female community health workers poses an urgent threat to their lives and those of the people they serve. This paper emerges from the observations of a fact-finding team investigating the sexual assault and murder of an accredited social health activist (ASHA) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The paper outlines the case, the mechanisms through which social backlash and community-sanctioned violence react to these designated 'change agents', and the need for the National Health Mission to institutionalize a support structure to prevent and counter-violence against its workers.
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A roadmap to strengthening global and country-led efforts for addressing gender ...
by Global Financing Fac... 20 min read