Center for Literacy: Know your rights and assert them

Legal Literacy Programme for Training Para Legal Volunteers

Justice Sunanda Bhandare spent her entire life fighting discrimination against women. It was her belief that the major causes for such discrimination was the ignorance of women of their rights under the law.

Awareness and assertion of the legal rights of women is a sine-qua-non for effective gender justice. To this end the justice Sunanda Bhandare Foundation has set up the Justice Sunanda Bhandare Centre for Legal Literacy. This Centre has undertaken an intensive and extensive legal literacy campaign. Amongst its programmes is the programme for training para-legal volunteers in society. They will be backed by speedy and efficient legal aid through competent and committed lawyers.

The legal literacy programme comprises of lectures covering all aspects of women and the law visits to courts and field studies. The duration of course is one month. Successful participants will be given a certificate at the end of the course.

    Scheme of Programme and Syllabus :
  • Indian Legal System including Family Courts and Lok Adalats
  • Legal position of Women : An overview
  • Constitutionals provisions relating to women and International Instruments on Right of Women.
  • Right of the disabled
  • Marriage, Divorce and its aftermath including Rights of Maintenance and Residence.
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Right of the Child
  • Property and Succession
  • The unmarried Mother and Problems of Legitimacy
  • Criminal Law and Women (including Dowry and sexual offences)
  • Women in Custody
  • Women's Reproductive Health Rights
  • Women in Employment
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Non Resident Indians and the Problems of Women
  • Women's Right under Insurance Law and in regard to Bank Accounts
  • Motor Accidents Claims
  • Public Interest Litigation
  • Procedural Laws
  • The Child and the Law
  • Visit to Courts and Field Studies
Eminent Judges, lawyers and academicians will be members of Teaching Staff

Eligibility: Social workers, Representatives of N.G.Os. and public sector undertakings ,Student , Doctors, Lawyer and member of society interested in the legal literacy and empowerment of women.