Forced marriages, domestic violence,over 100000 wives killed by fire in so called"household accidents" every year - in India,violence against women is omnipresent andnearly all women, independent of class, casteand religion are affected.Because Police and Justice hardly give anyprotection or aid, women in India haveorganised to fight against this violence andinjustice. They founded the "Women for Justice"and the "Nari Adalat" women ́s courts. Everyweek they gather on the roof terrace of the localgovernment or on a dusty place under a tree anddispense justice themselves. With quick-wittedness and creativity they put beatinghusbands and quarrelsome mother-in-laws intheir place. And - if necessary - they go in as a"heavy squad" to help a poor widow, who wasthrown out of the house with her little daughterafter the death of her husband, to regain herbelongings.