Krishna Tirath to inaugurate conference on implementation of PWDVA

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 05:40 hrs

Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath will inaugurate the sixth national conference on implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005) here today.

The National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) in collaboration with the Lawyers Collective Women's Rights Initiative (LCWRI), supported by UN Women is holding the conference.

Chief Justice Altamas Kabir will also be present at the conference.

The sixth monitoring and evaluation report titled Staying Alive: Evaluating Court Orders will be released at the national conference along with the release of the 'Best Practices Manual On The Implementation of PWDV Act 2005' and a 'Resource Tool for Monitoring and Evaluation of PWDV Act 2005'.

The best practices manual sets out to acknowledge the exemplary efforts of some states in implementation of PWDV Act.

The resource tool builds a normative framework, which can be used by state and central nodal agencies to comply with obligations under the PWDVA.

The monitoring and evaluation report documents implementation of the act and evaluates its functioning by analyzing the judgments and orders passed. It also presents the attitudes, knowledge and practice of stakeholders under the act.

This meeting will be attended by representatives from the state governments, representatives from ministries, protection officers, representatives from civil society organizations/ women's groups, UN officials and representatives from the press. (ANI)

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