Vidhi Maharashtra was established in 2020 to address legal reform at the state level in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra is the second most populated state in the country and the largest contributor to the country’s GDP. Keeping in mind Maharashtra’s important position, the need for a conversation on legal reform in the State is imperative.
Vidhi Maharashtra will engage with state and local governments and civil society organisations to create ideas for legal reform that form part of public debate, academic discussion and civil society engagement leading eventually to stronger communities based on strengthened systems. Our aim, as always, remains better laws through better governance.
Vidhi Writes: How Accessible is Mental Health Services for Indian Women
Studies have shown that prior to the pandemic and even during it, women were more susceptible to anxiety and depression. However, women are less likely to avail mental health services compared to men. Moreover, certain mental illnesses such as post-partum depression found amongst pregnant women are often not part of the discourse of mental health in India. This creates a ‘treatment gap’ between men and women that is not remedied by law or policy for mental health in India