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101 - Legal Literacy workshop for Slum Women

posted Jul 25, 2017, 9:53 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 9:53 AM ]
Pune, July 2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized a legal awareness workshop for women residing in the slums of Hadapsar in Pune. 30 women benefited from this workshop. The workshop was a part of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain. The objective of the workshop was to create awareness among women regarding their constitutional rights.

Advocate Ravindra Bharud was the resource person. In his session he covered important clauses of following acts:

  •  Protection of Women’s from Domestic Violence Act – 2005 
  •  Immoral Traffic ( Prevention) Act – 1956 
  •  Dowry Prohibition Act – 1961 
  •  Pre – Conception and Pre – Natal Diagnostic Techniques ( Prohibition of sex selection Act – 1994 etc 
  •  The Criminal law amendment act 2014 
He also shared his views on the status of women in our society and how they are victims of social and religious practices. Women actively participated and also discussed their problems. Participants liked the training session and they informed that they need more such type training sessions.

Sharing her observation, Mrs Ranjana Torane (Project Coordinator - DBDS) said “most of the women are silent on their exploitation because of their ignorance, my team is helping women in slums to understand their rights and organize them into small collectives so that they help themselves.”