Help women stand up against domestic violence



Help women stand up against domestic violence


Amina fights her abusive husband in court to get custody of her daughter

Amina was married to Abdul. After her wedding, she came to know that he was unemployed and hardly earned anything. He spent his days as a local goon.

He never provided for the family. He started to harass her for dowry. As Amina and her family could not give in to the dowry demands, he started to physically abuse her. Soon, her in-laws also started to abuse her.

She suffered all the abuse silently. In the course of time, she got pregnant. Throughout her pregnancy neither Amina husband nor her in-laws cared for her. After a hard pregnancy, she gave birth to a baby girl who she named Rubina.

After Rubina was born, Abdul abandoned them. With nowhere to go, Amina moved to her parent's home. Amina now glad that she was out of Abdul clutches, decided to raise Rubina herself. She started working. She enrolled her in school and was determined to give her an education.

Life was going by until one day when she returned from work and spotted Abdul playing with Rubina!

Worried about their safety, she contacted Majlis. Majlis intervened by filing a police complaint against Abdul. They moved the court for urgent injunction orders restraining him from taking Rubina.

At court, Abdul contended that after 7 years Amina could not claim maintenance. Majlis retaliated that there are no time limitations on her right to claim maintenance under Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

The court passed positive orders in Amina favor for maintenance, custody, and protection.

Now Amina and Rubina are finally free and safe from Abdul.

With counseling and legal assistance domestic violence victims like Amina can regain their confidence and rebuild their lives.

Your help can transform many more lives like those of Amina. You can donate so that underprivileged domestic victims get legal aid. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.


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Majlis Legal Centre, through its program 'Rahat' provides socio-legal support to victims of sexual and domestic abuse.

In the first response, the all-women team of lawyers and social workers meets victims and understands their needs, offers legal consultation and presents them with the pre-litigation and litigation options available as well as the pros and cons of their case.

Documents, procedures, and processes are explained to them so that they can take an informed decision.

The survivor is informed about the availability of legal services, public & private schemes such as shelter, education, medical, legal aid, etc.

Further legal help is also given as required in the case. Donations to this program will be used for legal documentation and processes expenses as well as personnel salaries of lawyers fighting for sexual violence victims.

When you donate to this program, your help will ensure that the domestic violence victims have access to lawyers who will fight for them.

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Majlis Manch

Majlis Manch is a Public Trust and an NGO headed by renowned Advocate and Women's Rights Activist, Flavia Agnes.

Majlis started in 1991 as a response to a growing need for lawyers with a gender perspective who are dedicated to evolving innovative legal practices to defend women's rights.

Majlis had started by providing legal support and guidance to women facing domestic violence to access their rights and pursue justice in courts. They further extended support to women and child victims of sexual violence as well as sexual harassment at the workplace.

They are also involved in training, research, campaigns, and publications on issues concerning violence against women and children. They work to demystify laws and make them accessible to judges, lawyers, prosecutors, police, NGOs and other government and non-government representatives and most importantly, to women themselves.

The broad categories of their programs are as follows:


Rahat (for sexual violence, domestic violence, and social support)

Training and Awareness

Policy interventions and public campaigns


Publications on women's legal rights and Research

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Founded in 1991
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Audrey Dmello

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Sexual Abuse | women

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December 2018

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