Homeless Women and Violence

This paper attempts to highlight the causes and characteristics of homelessness, the nature of violence faced by homeless women, and makes recommendations to address the crisis at various levels. While the problems faced by homeless women living on the streets are ubiquitous across the country, the paper uses empirical data and case studies from Delhi and Bangalore. It is hoped that this paper will draw attention to the plight of one of our society’s most marginalized constituencies and urge the government to take urgent action to protect their human rights and prevent their further abuse and marginalization.

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