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106 - ‘Legal Awareness’ workshop at Chinchwad

posted Aug 5, 2017, 4:57 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 5, 2017, 4:57 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 3rd August 2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a ‘Legal Awareness’ workshop for the women residing in the slums of Datta Nagar in Chinchwad. 39 women participated in this workshop. This workshop was part of ‘women empowerment project’ supported by AXA Business Service, Pune. The objective of the workshop was to make women aware about their rights and entitlements.

The workshop was held in the day care centre at Dattanagar. Advocate Pretti Sathe (a practicing lawyer on women rights) was the resource person for this workshop. During the project implementation activities it was observed that many women did not had understanding of their rights as a women, as a citizen, as a wife etc. So understanding their need this workshop was organized. In general, advocate Sathe explained laws related to women’s Property rights, Marriage and personal laws, divorce and their provision under law, maintenance, domestic violence, inheritance law, Hindu Marriage Act, etc.

The session was followed by question-answer session in which the women raised many of their domestic and family related matter and sought legal remedy from the resource person. Mrs Vrushali Unhale (Social Worker - DBDS) was the main organizer for this event along with her team from DBDS, Chinchwad.