Surprisingly and unfortunately, even in the so-called progressive state of Maharashtra, women are often victimized by domestic violence. Particularly, in rural areas, barring very few exceptions, women get frequently sufferings from physical, mental, economic and sexual hardships and abuse. Child marriages are normal nowadays also. This exploitation of women is in immense numbers. These women do not find a way of freedom or escape from their forced hard life. Even the future of their children is shadowed by their miseries. The issues of their secure upbringing are grave. Considering the social, religious and economic pressure of long-standing customs and traditions, Manaswini took an initiative in the generation of awareness among the sections of families and homes in villages, by uniting groups of like-minded kind persons from male and female villagers. This has shaped many activities as follows Sajag Graam Samitee (Sensitised Village Committee) Strengthening the positions of women in their family Legal awareness camps and training Maher Melawas (Conventions like Maiden Homes) Conscious and Generous Companionship The shocking seriousness and gravity of the effects of domestic violence on women were evident by data obtained through a baseline survey, which unveiled an alarming truth of women's sufferings due to domestic violence over the cross-section of society, among all the classes and castes, sects and sectors. Hence to ensure security for women in their own homes, Village Committees were formed. The members of this committee are offered training in legal processes and gender awareness, facilitating the functioning of resolving issues on the village level. So far a good number (more than 250) of cases have been handled and resolved successfully by such committees in various villages.