Security and Empowerment of Indian Women: A Study on the Role of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence ACT 2005

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 11:00
Oral Presentation
Mamta GAVSHINDHE, BARKATULLAHA UNIVERCITY BHOPAL (M.P.) INDIA, India, Department of Sociology/Social Work, Saifia Arts and Commerce College, India
In Indian society women occupy a vital position and also a vulnerable place. Today they are the most vulnerable section as far as their safety and security are concerned. Although the constitution of the country has the largest number of laws ostensibly for the benefit of Indian women but their conditions is still far from satisfactory. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 was passed by the parliament and gives special protection to women- being aware of their work position. This Act helps in protecting women and also provides safety to economically, physically mentally challenged women. There are many organizations which conducted welfare awareness and help program campaigns to stop domestic violence. This research paper focuses on the role of Domestic Violence Act (2005) and its social implications. The study has been conducted in Madhya Pradesh state of India. This paper is based upon descriptive design of research, besides interpretation of data. The research objectives on this study were as follow: 1) To know the Domestic Violence Act as understood by Indian women; 2) To find out the role of this act in protection, security and empowerment of Indian women; 3) To find out its reflections on Indian women’s status, social change and justice. The findings of the study suggest that Domestics Violence Act (2005) has been found to be more than effective for the protection of the rights of Indian women guaranteed under the Indian constitution.