1628 AXA-DBDS Project: Legal Awareness Session for ladies

Pune, February 2024: The Don Bosco Development Society organized four legal literacy sessions for 97 ladies under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. The details are as follows:

First session was organized on 7th February 2024 at Subhash Nagar slum for 17 ladies. Adv. Vinayak Dolas was the resource person. 

Second session was organized on 16th February 2024 at Vidya Nagar slum for 27 ladies. Adv. Preeti Sathe was the resource person. 

Third session was organized on 22nd February 2024 at Dutta Nagar slum for 25 ladies. Adv. Aarti Dhamankar was the resource person. 

Fourth session was organized on 24th February 2024 at Ajanta Nagar slum for 28 ladies.  Adv. Preeti Sathe was the resource person.

The resource persons covered following topics: 

Labour Laws

Protection of Women’s from Domestic Violence Act 2005

Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act – 1956 

Dowry Prohibition Act – 1961 sec 498 A 

The Criminal law amendment act 2014

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012

Few participants also discussed their problems and were guided accordingly by the resource person. The resource persons also encouraged women to speak-up their problems and act collectively.