Women form more than half of the adult population in India and many are suffering injustices, discrimination and abuse. For example, on the death of husband, while the widow is mourning, relatives of the deceased quickly remove and take as their own most of the personal
and household property, leaving her and the children almost destitute. Many women frequently suffer physical abuse, thousands more are denied access to their children after being removed from the matrimonial home. Women need legal education to equip them both with the substantive law and the procedural law so that they can seek redress without necessarily going through an advocate, whose fee many cannot afford.
Though, legally and constitutionally, all women have equal access to and right to venture in every walk of life, a vast majority of them are still illiterate and uneducated. This is a paradoxical situation, which must be understood and seen in its historical perspective.
Two-days Two Number of awareness camp was organized with the association of ‘National Commission for women’ at Manbazar-I Block of Purulia District to educate women focus on law and gender inequality: the politics of women's rights in India; child marriages; dowries; Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace, Rights of women etc.