ILS Law College releases 7 booklets to create awareness on Domestic Violence Act

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Monday, 22 October 2018

“According to the National Family Health Survey 4, which was conducted by the Government of India in 2015-16, it was observed that around 25 per cent of Indian women are victims of domestic violence.” said Jaya Sagade

PUNE: The Women’s Studies Centre of ILS Law College has made a series of seven manual booklets in order to create awareness about the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 for its effective implementation. These booklets were released and distributed at the College on Saturday.

“According to the National Family Health Survey 4, which was conducted by the Government of India in 2015-16, it was observed that around 25 per cent of Indian women are victims of domestic violence. While the Act was passed to protect women in 2005, we see that there is no proper implementation even after more than a decade,” said Jaya Sagade, Director of the Centre.

She further added, “In order to ensure that the victims of domestic violence get immediate help, there are well-defined provisions and roles of the police, lawyers, judges, medical examiners, etc, in the Act. However, there is a lack of awareness. So to create more awareness among the authorities as well as the women regarding the laws, we have released these booklets.”

SWISSAID India provided financial support for the release of these booklets. Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari, Justice of Bombay High Court, Hrishikesh Yashod, State Commissioner, Department of Women and Child Development, Kavita Gandhi of SWISSAID India were present during the release.

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