1666 AXA-DBDS Project: Legal Awareness Session for ladies 

Pune, May 2024: The Don Bosco Development Society organized a legal literacy session for 36 ladies from Ajanta Nagar slum in Chinchwad under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Global Business Services. Adv. Harshada Gaikwad and Adv. Manisha Gutte were the resource persons. 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.