When I met Gouri in 2006, I learned that her group had once helped rural folks understand that my Rotary organization's polio vaccine was a good thing for their children. I was not surprised to see from other comments that Action India's Mahila Panchayat is established and respected as a creative solution to get women redress. Since there are so many women in need, maybe there is a way for courts and government (they both likely have a lot on their plates as it is) could work with the Mahila Panchayat network to get enforceable results faster for women in very serious bad situations. From Ed Hedeen
I have worked with a charitable organization that advocated for children using volunteers to do home visits and draft reports to the courts. In my experience, the judges welcomed our reports and evaluations on the child's situation in the home. I believe Action india's idea of having the NGOs and CBOs support the efforts of law enforcement and the courts to get faster results to a larger number of women in violence situations is a good one. Also, having the community worker's provide reports and evaluations to an Oversight Committee is a very good idea.