It is common knowledge that despite constitutional safeguards, statutory provisions and plethora of pronouncements by different governments over the years to support the cause of equality of women, changes in social attitudes and institutions have not significantly occurred.
The Constitution of India not only grants equality to women but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favor of women for neutralizing the cumulative socio economic, education and political disadvantages faced by them.
However, despite all the laws and measures in place we have seen tremendous rise in women related crime across all sections of society as well as across geography. Whether it is metro city or rural, at school work or home, women have been subjected to various degrees of civil and social injustices. Physical and mental abuse, gender discrimination from home to work, poverty exploitation of poor, have seen significant rise in crimes year on year.
In rural India, on account of their poverty or low social status, sexual exploitation is also very high.
ABO’s social and civil justice program is a platform where women could come and express, speak and seek help for any social or civil injustice she is exposed to. This 24×7 in person and help line ensure women to reach out for help at the very instant she needs and thus not only provide remedy but also save turmoil, trauma and even life.