2006-10-26 19:25:06

Trying to Protect India's Women

(26 Oct 06 - RV)A new law that comes into force tomorrow will give women in India protection and compensation from abuse endured in their own home.

The law will recognise all forms of abuse against women in the home, including physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or economic abuse.

The new law focuses on empowering victims by giving them rights over their abuser's assets, rather than just penalising offenders.
Much of the violence stems from disputes over dowries paid by the families of brides.

Suzy Hodges spoke to the new Archbishop of Bombay Oswald Gracias who says the violence has not been that serious in the Christian Community... RealAudioMP3

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