Active Stocks
Tue Apr 16 2024 15:59:30
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 160.05 -0.53%
  1. Infosys share price
  2. 1,414.75 -3.65%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 359.40 -0.54%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 751.90 -0.65%
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,509.40 0.97%
Business News/ News / India/  National Commission for Women launches pan-India legal awareness programme
BackBack

National Commission for Women launches pan-India legal awareness programme

The programme aims to impart practical knowledge about legal rights and remedies provided under various women-related laws

Rekha Sharma, chairperson, NCW. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)Premium
Rekha Sharma, chairperson, NCW. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

The National Commission for Women (NCW), along with National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), on Saturday launched a pan-India legal awareness programme to impart practical knowledge about legal rights and remedies provided under various women-related laws.

The programme "Empowerment of Women through Legal Awareness", launched in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, aims to cover all the States and Union Territories across the country through regular sessions to make women aware of the various machineries of the justice delivery system available for redressal of their grievances. 

Launching the programme, Justice UU Lalit, judge, Supreme Court of India, said “The nature of these programs initially has been that we are training the teachers those who in turn will be training various women in cross-sections of the society and will make them aware of their legal rights." 

The project will sensitize women and girls about their rights as provided under the various laws including the Indian Penal Code. The project will also make them aware of the procedure of approaching and utilizing various channels available for the redressal of grievances sucha as the police, the executive and the judiciary.

"It has become quintessential for women to be aware of the rights bestowed upon them by the Constitution and the procedure to remedy the situation or seek justice if they are infringed upon," Rekha Sharma, chairperson, NCW, said.

Earlier, the commission had launched a pilot project ‘Legal Awareness Programme’ in collaboration with NALSA for women at the grass-roots level on 15 August, 2020. The pilot project had covered the districts of eight states--Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Assam.

 

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 30 Oct 2021, 05:34 PM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App