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16th January 2016 :- Workshop organized on Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act, 2005.




Women as a class have been identified as weaker section and a target group for legal services authorities. Women are more prone to violence and abuse within the four corners of their home. To make aware and sensitize the various stake holders regarding the provisions of “Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005” (PWDVA, 2005) the Bihar State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Women Development Corporation Department of Social Welfare, Bihar organized one day workshop on PWDVA, 2005 with one Judicial Magistrate from every district of Bihar and Protection Officer of Helpline on 16 January, 2016. The event was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Executive Chairman Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ramesh Kumar Datta. Objectives of PWDVA, 2005, unique feature of this Act, institutions and their role under this Act and nature of proceedings and time limit for it under PWDVA, 2005 were taken up in this Workshop. An NGO NIRDESH, Muzaffarpur and B-TAST also supported this event.