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National Commission For Women

BY: Liyakat Shah | Category: Issues | Submitted: 2012-05-21 01:20:33
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National Commission For Women

Women play a very vital role in our society. But sadly to say that women's are always being denied by their rights and very often fall prey to nuisance in the society. In spite of human being she has face differences in the society in different sectors. The main reason for their condition is there ignorance. Daily we come to know about torture and abuse which has become a common topic to hear.
In order to tackle with such treatment against them The Government of India has set up a Commission to deal with such situations.

The National Commission for Women was set up as a statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (Act No 20 of 1990 of Government of India to

• To review the Constitutional and Legal safeguards for women
• To recommend remedial legislative measures
• To facilitate redressal of grievances and
• To advertise the Government on all policy matters affecting women.

In keeping with its mandate, the Commission initiated various steps to improve the status of women and worked for their economic empowerment during the year under report. The Commission completed its visits to all the states and Union Territories except Lakshadweep and prepared Gender Profiles to assess the status of women and their empowerment.

It received a large number of complaints and acted sou-moto in several cases to provide speedy justice. Yet, the power of this commission appear to be pseudo as whenever real action is needed, the commission is hardly able to give justice to the suffering women.

It took up the issue of child marriage, sponsored legal awareness programmes, Parivarik Mahila Lok Adalats and reviewed laws such as Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, PNDT Act 1994, Indian Penal Code 1860 and the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 to make them more stringent and effective. It organized workshops, consultations, constituted expert committees on economic empowerment of women, conducted workshops, seminars for genders awareness and took up publicity campaign against female foeticide, violence against women, etc. in order to generate awareness in the society against these social evils.

The National Commission for Women was set up as a statutory body in January in 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 to review the Constitutional and legal safeguards for women, and also recommended remedial legislative measures, facilitate redressal of grievances and advise the Government on all policy matters affecting women.

Mr .Liyakat Shah

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