Domestic Violence not only violates the human right but also violates one in terms of economic, health, mental and social perspective. In a patriarchal setup, domestic violence is often downplayed and internalised as “Natural”. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 (PWDVA) addresses these issues through a legal recourse to women facing domestic violence be it physical, mental, sexual, emotional or economical.
Oxfam India as a part of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) Action and Advocacy Group and Aman Network has developed a charter of demands for submission to the policy makers. This tool is developed mainly to reach out to MPs, MLAs, Ministers and Secretaries of Women and Child Departments/Home Departments of the states seeking effective implementation of the act at state level.