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110025 New Delhi , Delhi
Delhi IN
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National Commission for Women, Plot No.21, FC33, Jasola Institutional Area, New Delhi-110025
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The National Commission for Women was set up as statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 ( Act No. 20 of 1990 of Govt.of India ) to :

  • review the Constitutional and Legal safeguards for women ;

  • recommend remedial legislative measures ;

  • facilitate redressal of grievances and

  • advise 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 / UTs except Lakshdweep and prepared Gender Profiles to assess the status of women and their empowerment.  It received a large number of complaints and acted suo-moto  in several cases to provide speedy justice.  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 gender 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 Resources

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Reports & Research
December 2012

The study on Property Rights of women in Tamil Nadu covers the property rights of Women belonging to various religious groups- Hindu, Muslims, Christians, Parsis and in particular Tribal Women of Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. In this light, the current study is an attempt to comprehend the inheritence patttern of interstate property wuth a descriptive succession. 

Reports & Research
April 2006

The study is based on the premise that it is important for women to have effective rights in land and it studies the land rights of women in Tripura, a state in north-east India.

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