NEW DELHI: Today, National Commission of Women (NCW) along with National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has launched a pan-India legal awareness program for women i.e. ‘Empowerment of Women through Legal Awareness’ to make the women aware about the practical applicability of legal provisions available to protect their interest and empower them in real sense.
‘The programme was launched today in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Hon’ble Justice UU Lalit, Judge Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, NALSA, Chairperson, National Commission for Women Ms Rekha Sharma in the presence of Hon’ble Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India and other dignitaries’ reports PIB.
Additionally, Press Information Bureau reported that ‘Ms Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of NCW said “a large section of society is still unaware about the forms of aids that are available to them and we seek to rectify this situation with one step at a time or in this case with one camp at a time covering all the districts in the country”. She said that It has become quintessential for women to be aware of the rights bestowed upon them by constitution and the procedure to remedy the situation or seek justice if they are infringed upon.’
The initiative was the need of an hour as plethora of legal provisions concerning women’s empowerment are available but they lacked utility. There poor utility is the result of their legal nature which is far beyond the understanding of people and women in general and particular respectively. Therefore, this initiative can be a change maker and have optimistic outcomes.