Violence against women (VAW) in India is an issue rooted in cultural history, economic dependence and social norms. Discriminatory practices are underlined by skewed laws. Further, inadequate policing and judicial practices deny women proper protection and just ice. Although participation in public life for women is on the rise and some laws have been amended, unequal treatment and crime against women continues. Indeed, India has a long way to go to make women equal citizens.

The Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (LCWRI) views all issues concerning women through the lens of anti-discrimination and equality. This allows us to contextualise wide-ranging issues within the lived realities of women and suggest a holistic approach in dealing with such issues.

In this section, you will find a plethora of information regarding Domestic violence statistics, judgments, as well as some of our research and work on VAW. You will also find some of our activities, events and submissions on law and policy. Please contact us on wri.delhi@lawyerscollective.org for specific queries. We will try our best to get back to you soon.

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