BENGAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN
Commission for Women is a statutory autonomous body constituted under West
Bengal Commission for Women Act of 1992 and was established on 22.6.1992 in
pursuance of the
West Bengal Commission for Women Act of 1952.
The Commission is
mandated to primary look at the socio-legal aspects of different problems faced
by women in the State. The Commission works independently on social and legal
aspects of Women’s problems in the State. The Commission recommends to the
State Government policy issues, regularly publishes journals, organize meeting,
seminar and sensitize various stakeholders to address problem in ameliorating
the distress of women and girl children.
Activities of the Commission includes:
a) Quasi judicial proceedings in the matter of violence against women,
advocacy and research related to women’s issues.
b) Sensitization of different wings of
administration within Government and policy recommendations.
In particular the Act
enables the commission to
(i) Investigate and examine
all matters relating to safeguards provided for women under the
(ii) Review the existing provision
of the Constitution and other laws affecting women.
(iii) Look into complaints and take suo moto to notices of matters relating to
deprivation of women’s rights, non
implementation of laws relating to protection of women, non
compliance of policy decisions etc. call for special
studies or investigation and others.
For details visit:
Website : www. wbcw. org
Email address: wbcw @ bsnl. net
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