Woman living with HIV- Towards justice

In March 2023, CLM team members met a woman living with HIV in a sero-discordant relationship. After living together for about 4 years, her husband started abusing her mentally and physically due to her HIV positive status. She was disowned by her husband and forced out of her home, but was not granted a legal divorce nor offered any financial support.

Action Taken: In July 2023, through the Legal Aid Clinic that CoNE established under the Manipur State Legal Service Authority (MSLSA), a case was filed against her husband at the family court. The woman has been provided free legal counsel by MSLSA and the case is ongoing. Unfortunately, delays in scheduling a court hearing are anticipated due to current political unrest in the state.