The book: provides a theoretical framework by analyzing gender violence in the changing perspectives of development, health and human rights; examines the ways in which violence against women as been studied, and draws links between gender violence and power relations; analyzes the state's response to countering gender violence; discusses institutional measures and policy initiatives as mechanisms for redress and protection; provides case studies to illustrate these initiatives; and highlights the role of the three key Non-Government Oganizations (NGO's) in the state of Rajasthan, and their changing approaches over time to deal with the growing issues of gender violence.
|State Response to Gender Violence|
|Reflections from Roop Kanwar to Bhanwari|
|Critical Areas of Concern|
|NGO Efforts in Rajasthan|
|Emerging Possibilities and Alternatives|