The project has recently been involved with several incidents of abuse against women:
Mrs. Usha Annasaheb Mhaske, a 48 year old woman, lives in Kaij Block of Takali village.
After marrying Annasaheb Mhaske some 20 years ago they moved to Kaij. M Mr. Annasaheb owned a bicycle repairing shop and they lived happily with there 3 daughters and a son.
However Annasaheb developed a drinking problem loosing control and turning violent against his wife and children on a daily basis. Eventually he prevented Mrs. Usha from leaving the house to go to work and she started to become very weak both physically and mentally. It was at this point that Usha came into contact with one of the Spmm community workers who provided support and guidance, they explained the importance of taking a stand against the abuse and later that day when Anna returned they managed to avoid the cycle of abuse , Annasaheb went to live on his own for a few days and was also visited by the community worker. The support given in this case meant that after a few days Annasaheb could return home with the assurance that things would change. He is now living back with his family.
Poonam Ghatge was a 16 years old girl, living with her grand parents after her parents migrated to Mumbai for employment. She was studying in 10th standard. A group of boys in her class began to tease on a daily basis causing her great distress. The story however took a very sinister turn after one of the boys asked Poonam to marry him and she refused. One day on her way home during lunch time she was followed and was burn alive by the boy who feel disrespected by her refusal to marry him. The youth then absconded before he could be brought to justice. Spmm intervened to ensure that the boy was arrested and a procedures begun against him.
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