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posted Jan 6, 2018, 6:59 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 6, 2018, 6:59 AM ]
Pune, 5-Jan-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized a Legal Awareness workshop for the Self-Help Group women from the Indira Nagar slum in Pune. 26 women participated in this workshop held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain. 

Advocate Mr Dattatray Dhahinj was the resource person. The objective of the workshop was to educate women on various legal provisions related to women. Adv. Dhahinj introduced the participants to the concept of law, its meaning, importance and needs for law. He started with the past and present social status of women in Indian society, discrimination, taboos, customs etc. In his session he explained the women’s rights in marriage, Property rights, act of Divorce and their features, maintenance Act, Old age maintenance Act, Domestic violence, Inter caste Marriage Act, New amendments of women’s rights, the sexual harassment of women at workplace Prevention, Prohibition, Act 2013, dowry Prohibition act, daughter’s rights in Hindu succession Act etc. Participants actively participated and asked question about their problems. The questions were all satisfactorily answered by the resource person.