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The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 Handbook

Date: 01/01/2007

Document: Read the full handbook here.

The recently enacted ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005’ ‘is a redical leap towards recognizing this issue. The legislation addresses most of the concerns relating to gender-based violence that happens in ‘private sphere’. It endeavors to provide both civil and criminal remedies without too many procedural hassles, making it’ accessible for the aggrieved woman to approach the system and obtain relief. It provides quick and easy remedy for victim of violence. This handbook is meant ‘popularize’ the said law to enable its effective usage by our women.

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