A situation analysis of post-rape care services available at the first point of contact was conducted in three cities in India and four cities in Bangladesh. The aim of this investigation was to gather information that could be used in the development of a comprehensive care and support system for the rape survivor. Secondarily, the study field-tested sensitive and practical tools that could be used in the future for large-scale situation analyses of the rape survivor services. The results demonstrated that there is no uniform service provision protocol to follow for managing rape survivors at health facilities in India or Bangladesh. Despite small sample sizes, the study findings provide a good lead for a full-scale situation analysis of the police stations and health facilities that may potentially provide services to these women in need. The tools in this study were developed, revised, and tested, and in general, were found to be efficient and may be applicable for use in a number of diverse settings.
Khan, M.E., Aruna Bhattacharya, Ismat Bhuiya, and Aditi Aeron. 2008. "A situation analysis of care and support for rape survivors at first point of contact in India and Bangladesh," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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