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We are an all-women team of lawyers and social activists that provide legal representation and social support to victims (women and children) of domestic and sexual violence from marginalized sections of society across caste, class and religion. Further, we ensure the protection and promotion of women and children’s rights through advocacy, stakeholder accountability, public interest litigations, policy interventions, research, training, awareness and capacity building. Broadly our programs are as follows

Policy Level Intervention

Our efforts are aimed at placing women and children’s rights on the public policy agenda. Organizing national level conferences, public meetings, responding to Bills, Schemes and Policies concerning women and children’s rights, being part of expert committees etc., are some of the activities. Our notable campaigns include reform within Personal Laws, The Maharashtra State Handbook on Domestic Violence which was approved by Bombay High Court; Standard Operating Procedures for Mumbai Police in domestic and sexual violence cases.We are instrumental in the passing of Manodhariya Scheme in Maharashtra, a compensation and rehabilitation scheme for survivors of sexual violence and acid attack.

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