|Working for gender equity and women’s rights......
Working for gender equity and women’s rights has been one of SAPNA’s major commitments. This option holistically addresses the issue of violence against women. It was realised that a fresh intervention strategy within the Criminal Justice System was needed to be addressed collectively.
Violence against women both in the public and the domestic sphere is on the increase and most women get very little or no redressal to their problems on reaching a police station. It was felt that in the absence of any specialised training of the police or civil society institutions to handle the psychological and social needs of the victims, the women seeking assistance were further victimised. Cases of violence against women (VAW) not only need multiple interventions but a shift in approach, to give the women the right to make an informed choice when subjected to violence.