‘…the right to relief becomes practical only if there is the necessary apparatus available for the helpless members of society to seek redress…To know the law you need the assistance of a lawyer.’
- Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer.
The primary aim of this project is to build the confidence of women lawyers in district towns to practice women centred litigation. A confident, sensitized and skilled woman lawyer is an important starting point to make access to justice a reality. Despite several legal provisions to protect women, information regarding these has not yet filtered down to smaller cities and rural areas. Through our training and fellowship, women lawyers are able to spread legal literacy and strengthen access to justice to the poor, rural women through active intervention. This project was initiated in 2003.
Achievements: Urmila Phalke from Ahmednagar has been selected as a district judge. Anju Kadam of Akola has been appointed as the judge of the Consumer Court. Several others have been appointed as Public Prosecutors and Law Officers