This is What Child Marriage Looks Like

On 17 May 1997 Kamala Devi was married to Ram Morat, she was only 9 years old. Ram Morat was 19.Kamala Devi was studying in Standard 4 at the time. She did not know what marriage was; she just followed her parents' instructions. After marriage her in-laws allowed her to continue her studies. The...

State govts must step up to prioritise Domestic Violence Act

The intention was to make justice more accessible to women who may not always want criminal proceedings but yet sought intervention while keeping the possibility of reconciliation open.A decade is a fairly long time to assess the implementation of any law. This 26th October is the tenth year of the...

Measurement of Domestic Violence in National Family Health Survey surveys and Some Evidence

Successive rounds of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) surveys create space for deeper understanding of various aspects of domestic violence and for evidence based policy recommendations. Researchers, policy makers, NGOs should make the best use of it for policy level interventions as well as...

Odisha Hosts Regional Consultation on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

SharelinesWe led a discussion on the implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in Odisha. Read http://bit.ly/1VFWV3l The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act continues to face issues in implementation. Read more http://bit.ly/1VFWV3l We conducted a regional...

Protection of women from domestic violence still awaits implementation

Insufficient protection officers, failure on the part of the judiciary and police and paucity of basic services and infrastructure are proving to be hindrances in executing this legal provision.Even as the December 16 gang rape had highlighted the concern for women safety, domestic violence...