charankanya on March 18th, 2009

A friend’s maid is beaten up by her drunk husband…yet again.   How can we help stop this?  Most people say don’t get directly involved, or her family can be targeted.  So, what next? We helplessly watch a woman being battered?  Does anyone know how she can be helped?  Are there any shelters for battered women in Pune? Any NGOs that can help?

Does one just turn a blind eye to it and pretend it doesn’t exist?  This maid is not alone.  There are many like her.  It seems to be fairly common in Pune. Is there anything that us, the educated, the priviledged can do without fear of retribution?  This injustice and the helplessness to stop it…….one of the big frustrations of living in India.

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