Many Indian women face problems like dowry demands, physical and psychological abuse, harassment, property disputes and alcoholism of their husbands. CEWAS provides legal advice in an office in the outskirts of Madurai.CEWAS organizes women's forums in villages. These groups receive regular training in legal matters and are motivated to share their knowledge with the community. This reinforces the self-help potential of the group members and is conducive to a sustainable improvement. Once a month a meeting of the women's groups takes place in the villages. CEWAS is present in 70 villages.