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Health Sector Responses to Violence against Women in Thailand


Siriwan Grisurapong *

* Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonpathom


The comprehensive hospital service for women victims of violence has been initiated in Thailand half a decade ago. Presently, there is at least 1 provincial hospital provided this service for this group of women in each region of Thailand. These hospitals have to adjust their service flows, reform the case recording system, increase technical capacity, change negative attitude towards the victims and create linking network to legal and other social service systems. Although some assessment and improvement of these services are needed before expansion of these models to other public hospitals throughout the country will be undertaken. However data from these hospitals demonstrated that women victims of violence received better and more effective services from these initiatives.

Keyword : Violence against women, One-stop crisis center, A comprehensive hospital service, Thailand

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