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National commission for Women

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.


Gujarat State commission for Women

Support, advise and encourage the women's sector to enable all women's voices to be heard effectively.

Act as a medium for all those voices, in order to both advise and to hold Government to account

Promote women's equality

Ensure the views and experiences of as many women as possible are represented to Government to promote women's equality and change

Ensure that where possible, women's opinions are communicated to Government so that they can be taken into account when laws are made and policies decided

As far as possible, seek the views of and empower, socially excluded and marginalised women

Disseminate messages from government across the women's equality sector.

Gujarat State Commission for Women,

Block No 6, 2nd floor, Dr Jivraj Mehta Bhavan, Gandhinagar – 382010

Tel : +91 79 23251604

Helpline Number : 18002331111


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