Our Achievements

Our Achievements

  • JWP was the organization and driving force behind the passage of Devadasi Prohibition of Dedication Act, 1984 against religious sanction for Child Prostitution through its study on the Devadasi Problem- Prostitution with Religious Sanction and Advocacy with the Govt. of Karnataka.
  • It was successful in convincing the Indian Government to make amendments to Section 10 of the Indian Divorce Act, 1869 in 2001, which made divorce possible for both Christian men and women on equal grounds.
    JWP has been an active member of the nationwide campaign for the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, and against the Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill, 2006.
  • Its 10 workshops on Child Marriage in different regions of India sponsored by UNICEF prepared the data for the passage of the new Act, The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.
  • The study conducted on trafficking of women and children in India and its training manual for community organizers and govt., functionaries for the prevention of child trafficking led to the govt. emphasizing the need for schemes for prevention, rescue and rehabilitation-UJWALA.
  • Networking with seven National Women’s Organizations for the passage of the amended laws on:LLaws on Rape
  1. Dowry Prohibition Act
  2. Laws on Rape
  3. Women’s Reservation Bill
  4. Sexual Harassment in the workplace
  5. Land Rights for women
  6. Prohibition of Child Labour
  7. PCPNDT Act and,
  8. Domestic Violence Act
  • Increasingly the legal and socio economic rights of women as well as their struggle for Justice are attracting the attention of Joint Women’s Programme.
  • At present, Joint Women’s Programme is part of The India Alliance for Child Rights involved in the Country Review of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Govt’s. position on Missing Children, Child Sexual Abuse and the need for changes in the existing Shelter homes for women & children. Networking with local police desks, women’s cells, National Commission for Women & the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights.