Violence Against Women: A Study In Mukta Centre
Keywords:Violence, women, domestic, sexual.
Introduction: Women and children are a vulnerable subset of the population who are more prone to violence.
The Mukta project, a pilot project, initiated by the Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT)
and National Health Mission (NHM) aimed to identify female victims of violence at an early stage and to provide
them with support and referral services.
Methodology: A retrospective study was conducted among the people coming to the Mukta Centre in the
Emergency Medicine Department at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital from January 2022 to June 2022.
Results: A total of 102 cases were studied in the 6-month duration. The violence suffered was not limited to just
physical but also sexual violence, emotional damage, psychological violence and financial violence too. Often,
the victim would be suffering from multiple types of violence.
Conclusion: Support from the MUKTA Centre gives battered women a choice whether to remain in a relationship
with someone who has perpetrated domestic violence, and access to aid in the form of health care, childcare and
shelter if not anything else.
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