1451 DBDS-AXA PROJECT: Legal Awareness Session

Pune, January 2022 : The Don Bosco Development Society organized two legal awareness sessions under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

Two Legal Literacy Sessions were held this month for 47 women from Pune and Chinchwad slum areas. The details are as follows:

First Financial Literacy session was held on 6th January 2022 in Bopodi slum. 20 women participated in this session. Adv. Yasmeen was the resource persons. Second Session was held on 15th January 2022 in Durga Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 27 women participated in the session. Adv. Preeti Sathe was the resource person. The resource persons covered following topics:

1) Protection of Women’s from Domestic Violence Act 2005

2) Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act – 1956

3) Dowry Prohibition Act – 1961 sec 498 A

4) Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of sex selection Act 1994)

5) The Criminal law amendment act 2014

Resource Persons explained women’s property rights, marriage and personal laws, divorce and their provision under law, maintenance, domestic violence, inheritance law, Hindu Marriage Act, Special Marriage Act etc. They also encouraged women to speak-up their problems and act collectively.