Category Archives: Women and Child Rights

Women’s or children’s rights cannot be comprehensively understood in isolation as they are mutually inter-related. There are overlapping concerns in many areas on account of specific vulnerabilities based on both age and gender.

National Commission For Women

The National Commission for Women was constituted under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (NCW Act) on 31 January 1992 to exercise powers and perform functions assigned. Introduction The Preamble of India espouses equality of status and of opportunity along with the provision of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution which embodies the principle of equality. However, the… Read More »

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR)

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was established under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005, in March 2007 as a statutory body. It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt of India. The NCPCR emphasises the principle of inviolability and universality of child rights… Read More »

Constitutional Protection of Women and Children in India

Abstract The article lists out the constitutional provisions exclusively relating to women and children which are devised to ensure their safety and security and to guarantee equal opportunity for their progress to attain full potential as every other citizen. Thus these provisions which we come across range from affirmative action in the form of reservations to institutional setups… Read More »

National Commission For Women – NCW Structure, Function and Recent Development

The National Commission for Women was constituted under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (NCW Act) on 31 January 1992 to exercise powers and perform functions assigned. INTRODUCTION Writers of Independent India recognized the gender disparity between a man and a woman and thus established constitutional mechanisms to promote equality. Article 14 of the Constitution prohibits gender discrimination.… Read More »