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ANNUAL REPORT RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION

JWP believes that no suitable action is possible without the necessary information and data.

The JWP was the organization and driving force behind the Devadasi Prohibition of Dedication Act, 1984 against religious sanction for Child Prostitution. It's 10 workshops on Child Marriage in different regions of India prepared the data for the passage for the new act Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.

It study on Christian Personnel Laws and its proposal to Amend section 10 of the Indian Divorce Act was accepted by the Government in 2002 and passed, making it possible for both Christian women and men to divorce on same grounds.

The recent study on Women in the Jails of Punjab was supported by the National Commission for Women. A related study, also supported by the National Commission for Women, is on the Condition of Children with Mothers in the Jails of Punjab. These studies have suggested changes required in the functioning of jails and the needs of jail inmates and their children.

JWP has also documented the condition of migrant families in the slums of Uttar Pradesh.