Women’s Welfare and Development Bureau

Department of Social Welfare

Government of India


The Constitution of India resolved to secure to all its citizens:

Justice, social, economic and political;

Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

Equality of status and opportunity; and to promote among them all

Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the Nation.

The Constitution further guarantees fundamental rights and freedom such as freedom of speech, protection life and personal liberty. Article 14 ensures ‘equality before law’ and Article 15 prohibits and discrimination on any ground including on the ground of sex. Article 15(3) empowers the State to make ‘any special provision for women and children’ ...

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