1456 DBDS-AXA PROJECT: Legal Awareness Session

Pune, February 2022 : The Don Bosco Development Society organized two legal awareness sessions for 53 women under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The details are as follows:

First Financial Literacy session was held on 24th February 2022 in Mahatama Phule Nagar slum. 35 women participated in this session. Adv Pratima Torpe was the resource person. Second Session was held on 25th February 2022 in Kalas slum. 18 women participated in the session. Ms. Prachi Salave and Adv Ms. Geetanjali were the resource persons. 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 also 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.