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321 LEGAL AWARENESS SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Jun 17, 2018, 8:00 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 17, 2018, 8:01 AM ]
12-June-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society organized a ‘Legal Awareness session’ workshop for women residing in the slums of Saibaba Nagar in Chinchwad. 31 women participated in the workshop which was part of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services, Pune.

The objective of the workshop was to create legal awareness among women about their rights and entitlements. Advocate Pretti Sathe was the resource person for this workshop. In her first session she covered important clauses of following acts:

• Protection of Women’s from Domestic Violence Act – 2005
• Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act – 1956
• Dowry Prohibition Act – 1961 sec 498 A
• Pre – Conception and Pre – Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of sex selection Act – 1994)
• The Criminal law amendment act 2014

In the next session she explained about women’s Property rights, Marriage and personal laws, divorce and their provision under law, maintenance, domestic violence, inheritance law, Hindu Marriage Act, etc. Participants also actively discussed their problems and were guided accordingly by the resource person. After the session snacks were served to all. Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Co-ordinator- DBDS) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of session.