PWDVAProtection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005)
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As evidenced by these very particular elements of the statute, what the PWDVA is significant for its attempt to incorporate the particular social, familial and cultural context in which certain types of abuse against Indian women occurs.
An RTI query has recently revealed that in Delhi of the 14,887 cases filed under PWDVA since 2007, the courts have failed to settle even one although applicants have withdrawn 1,926 cases after mediation.
100 cr per annum from 2013 onwards for appointment of protection officers who can exclusively work towards implementation of the PWDVA for the 12th plan period.