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posted Jul 17, 2019, 8:14 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 17, 2019, 8:14 AM ]
Koregaon Park (Pune), 10-July-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Pune, organized a legal awareness training session for the women residing in Bhim Nagar slum in Pune. 19 women participated in this event which was held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The objective of this session was to create legal awareness in women about their rights and seek solutions to their legal issues. Advocate Yasmeem Shaikh was the resource person. She explained the procedure to register complaints in a police station. She also educated them on various clauses of Indian laws related to women’s rights, gender equality, domestic violence, divorce and general rights of women as an individual. Sections of IPC - 302, 420,498(a) were discussed in detail. Some of the participants shared their domestic problems and resource person suggested legal remedy of their problems. Participants liked the training session and they expressed their need for more such training sessions. Program ended with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Leena Gaikwad (Staff-DBDS).