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Health Workers, Health Professionals, Women’s Rights Activists Condemn Use of Force by Police against Students of JMI, AMU

Concerned health activists and health professionals and women’s rights activists have issued the following statement against the brutal use of force by the police against students, especially in Jamia Millia Islamia and AMU.

We, the health networks, health activists, health professionals, Women’s Rights Activists and concerned activists strongly condemn this abhorrent act by the police force on the students of Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi and  Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh on 15th – 16th December 2019.

Following the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), violence was unleashed and Jamia and AMU were particularly targeted. According to the reports from JamiaMiliaIslamia on Sunday, the police force entered the premises, targeted individuals indiscriminately, used tear-gas shells and lathi charge against the students, along with the forceful entry in their university premises.  Continue reading Health Workers, Health Professionals, Women’s Rights Activists Condemn Use of Force by Police against Students of JMI, AMU

Health professionals and sexual assault – some resources from CEHAT

These are some resources available from Centre for Enquiry into Health & Allied Themes (CEHAT)

Role of Health Systems in Responding to Sexual Assault – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of Health Professionals in responding to survivors of sexual assault?

Health professionals have a dual role to play in responding to survivors of sexual assault. Firstly, they are required to provide medical treatment and psychological care to survivors as sexual assault has short and long-term physical and psychological effects. Secondly, the health professional  is required to perform a ‘medico-legal examination’. This entails accurate documentation, examination, collection of  forensic evidence and provision of a medical opinion related to the assault, which can serve as evidence in the
court of law.

Read the rest of this manual here.

Links to more resources for health professionals dealing with sexual assault