How to treat a woman: Sachin shows the way

News Organization

The Times of India

Publication Date

22 February 2010

Publication Author

Kounteya Sinha

Want to play like Sachin Tendulkar on the field? First, behave like him off it. With domestic violence becoming a serious problem in India — one in three married women reporting some form of abuse — around 25 cricket coaches in Mumbai are now being trained to teach their players how to behave with a woman.

Initiated by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW), in collaboration with Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) and Mumbai School Sports Association (MSSA), project 'Parivartan' hopes to use India's most popular sport to curb domestic violence.