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:
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.
To know more about the Maharashtra State Commission for Women, please visit their website at http://mscw.org.in/ External Link:This will open in new window.