Maharashtra State Commission for Women

The Maharashtra State Commission for Women is a statutory body, which was constituted under Maharashtra Act No.XV of 1993. Some of the key objectives of the Commission are:

  • Improving the status and dignity of women in the society
  • Investigate into practices derogatory to women and suggest suitable remedial measures
  • Effectively monitor implementation of laws affecting women.
  • Advise the Government on all matters related to the improvement and upliftment of the status and dignity of women in society.
  • Provide Counseling and Free of Cost Legal Advice to needy women

The Commission conducts Legal Literacy Workshops for Women through NGOs as well as by itself. The Commission is vigilant about specific issues such as implementation of Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation & Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 and Gender insensitivity on the Portrayal of women in the Media.

The Commission Conducts various research studies on issues pertaining to women along with workshops highlighting women’s issues and networks with NGOs on these issues. It also brings out a quarterly newsletter ‘Thingi – a Spark’, in Marathi & English to enable greater rapport between the Commission & Non-Governmental Organization.

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