Why the National Commission for Women?

A Note from Women’s Organizations


All India Democratic Women’s Associations

All India Women’s Conference

Centre for Women’s Development Studies

Joint Women’s Programme

Mahila Dakshata Samiti

National Federation of Indian Women

Young Women’s Christian Association of India

The Bill to constitute the National Commission for Women was unanimously passed by the Lok Sabha on 9 August, 1990. Subsequently, it received the assent of the President of India on 30 August, 1990 and was duly notified in the ‘Gazette of India” (no. 39) on August 31, 1990 under the title ‘The National Commission for Women Act, 1990”. However, over a year later not only has the Commission not been constituted, the prevaricating and ambiguous ...

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