1490 DBDS-AXA PROJECT: Legal Awareness Session in slums

Pune, April 2022 : The Don Bosco Development Society organized two legal awareness sessions for 85 women under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The details are as follows:

First Legal Literacy session was held on 8th April 2022 in Burmashell slum. 40 women participated in this session. Ms. Prachi Salave was the resource person. Second Session was also held on 12th April 2022 in Indira Nagar slum. 45 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 2014Resource 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.