The legal reality of domestic abuse
Legal matters

The legal reality of domestic abuse

A symposium on women and abuse at home

White Swan Foundation

Aside from women, there are other vulnerable population groups that are at an increased risk of facing domestic violence, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, children, elderly people, and people living with a disability. Currently the law—The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005—provides relief only in situations where the aggrieved person is a woman.

Watch Meghana Chandra, lawyer and founder of Shaki, and Bhumika Sahani, social worker and consultant, Shakti, talk about the legal reality of domestic violence in India, with a focus on access to justice. This presentation was recorded as a part of the symposium on women and abuse at home, hosted by White Swan Foundation on 9th September, 2020.

You can watch a recording of the live session here:

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