Global Pandemic of Domestic Violence: Best Practices & Legal Solutions for Organizations and Survivors.

Online (4 Aug 2020@ 05:00 pm - 4 Aug 2020@ 06:30 pm)

Global Pandemic of Domestic Violence: Best Practices & Legal Solutions for Organizations and Survivors.

This interactive webinar will cover the following:

  • Domestic violence: Its varied forms and types.
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Causes, symptoms, effects
  • Understanding cycle of abuse.
  • Law on Domestic violence and simplification of its relevant provisions: Practical ways and means to take recourse to the law.
  • Remedies available for survivors of domestic violence.
  • Measures adopted at national and international level.
  • Roles, responsibilities and accountability of organizations, government authorities in mitigating domestic violence.
  • Preventive measures for domestic violence.
Date: Tuesday 4th August 2020 5:00 PM To 6.30 PM

*5% Discount to All SoOLEGAL Members 
*CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION (Soft Coy) will be given to all Registered Attendees. 

All of the above will be discussed through case studies, case laws and real life examples from the experience of the facilitator of handling cases of domestic violence.

Target audience: Individuals across genders, HR, Legal, Ethics, compliance professionals or employees of organizations. Students, researchers, freelancers or any kind of enthusiasts or interested individuals in the field of prevention of gender-based violence, domestic violence and intimate partner violence.

Giveaways for participants:

  • List of helpline numbers for rescue /counselling.
  • Reference document collating aspects about identifying and handling signs of abuse, legal aspects of domestic violence and it’s redressal, along with measures that individuals and organisations need to and can take.
Sana Hakim (Advocate – High Court, Partner, POSH at Work)

Sana has done her law from Government Law College in Mumbai and Masters in Law from University of Mumbai. Her expertise lies in family law, gender based and criminal laws including laws such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, maternity benefit act etc. She is a co-founder of firm POSH at work (, currently empanelled with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (GOI).

She acts as an external member on Internal Committees of more than 40 public and private sector organisations. She has been instrumental in advising organisations on effective compliance of the Law on prevention of sexual harassment, Internal Committees (IC) on identifying nature of complaints and concerns, and process of filing police complaints and its consequences amongst other guidance, advice and assistance. 

She has conducted more than 100 inquires of sexual harassment by advising, suggesting and devising methods of providing assistance of filing of complaint, guiding IC and other stakeholders of the inquiry on appropriate course of action and redressal method for informal and formal complaints, reading of evidence and fact finding aspects of inquiries, drafting reports.Additionally, she has conducted more than 250 trainings on sexual harassment law, including for Internal Committee members, awareness and sensitization sessions for employees, managers, management of various organisations Pan India and across sectors including Tata Group, State Bank of India, several IIMs including IIM Indore, Mumbai Police, Judges and staff of Family Court (Bandra, Mumbai), IC members of Andhra Pradesh Government in Vijaywada. She has been invited as a Speaker at events on sexual harassment & gender laws organized by CINTAA [a trade union of film and TV actors] and LEAP-an event organised for deans and HODs of various IITs in India, organised by IIT, Powai, Mumbai respectively.

Her name has featured on various occasions in the national newspapers such as Times of India, Mumbai Mirror and Hindustan Times for issues related to Divorce, Domestic Violence etc, in forums of the Family Court and Bombay High Court. She was also featured in the Super Lawyer magazine. She has been quoted in publications like the Business Standard in her capacity as a partner of POSH at Work

POSH at Work (PAW is an India firm that super specialises on the Indian law against sexual harassment at workplace - the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (POSH Law) and provides assistance to organizations on the compliance of POSH Law and related matters.

It is one of the first 29 organizations to be empanelled by Ministry of Women & Child Development (Government of India) in 2017 to conduct Training/Awareness Sessions on the Subject. Also currently empanelled in 2019. Over the years, PAW has received different requirements from clients in different industries. As a result, PAW is highly flexible and can ensure compliance in any manner comfortable to the organization. It also does programs on other niche topics which often become the cause of sexual harassment – such as - consent, boundaries, gender, power, unconscious biases etc. It is also the only platform to provide regular updates online on this subject for the benefit of all IC members and other experts / professionals working in this area. PAW has PAN India presence.

The background of founder partners (Samriti Makkar Midha, Clinical Psychologist, Corporate Trainer, External Member, Shivangi Prasad, Author, Advocate (High Court), Legal Consultant, External Member and Sana Hakim, Advocate (High Court), Litigation Expert, External Member) ensures that PAW provides joint expertise of a corporate, criminal and civil advisory and litigation along with a trained psychologist to ensure covering of all facets of Law and provide 360 degree services.

The experience of PAW is diverse:

  1. PAW is currently working with 250+ organizations / institutions.
  2. It has worked / are working with organizations / institutions such as Mumbai Police,Reserve Bank of India, Bombay Stock Exchange, Ministry of Women (Andhra Pradesh), Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Medium and Small Enterprises, Tata Group companies such as Starbucks, Tata Capital, Reliance and various IITs and IIMs
  3. Conducted 600+ training / awareness programs covering 2lk+ individuals.
  4. Conducted 500+ inquiries / conciliations.
  5. eBeen published by Business Standard, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Huffington Post IBLJ – Vantage Asia, Livemint, Times of India, Economic Times, Forbes India, Mid Day,

02 Jul 2020 01:33 pm
Kasturi Nandi   5 Aug 2020 12:30pm
  4 Aug 2020 9:09pm
Dear Sana! Thanks for excellent workshop. This topic has to be more public. You were great today!
Neha Singh  4 Aug 2020 7:14pm
Good workshop on DV. Lot of information has been shared which should help us. Thank you!!
Pynskhem Suchen   4 Aug 2020 7:14pm
4th August 2020, base on DV the speaker was excellent. Thank you.
Mousam Rehaman   4 Aug 2020 7:11pm
It was so informative.As I am a student of law,this webinar will help me..I m getting interest to know more about the topic...Thank you Sana Ma'am..
SIVANI SRIVASTAVA  4 Aug 2020 7:06pm
It was very informative and clear session. The speaker was really phenomenal, every word of her was clearly understood. Thank you for organizing this read more

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