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No action from AIR, casual staff union asks NCW to reopen sexual harassment complaints

In its order passed on January 14, 2019, the NCW directed Prasar Bharati to give a hearing to all 17 complainants from across the country where such allegations have been made and report back to the NCW on the action taken against the accused in all cases.

NCW notice to Rahul Gandhi for 'misogynistic, offensive' remark against Nirmala Sitharaman

Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, the NCW, in its notice to the Congress chief, said, "Whereas the remarks made are extremely misogynistic, offensive, unethical and shows extreme disrespect towards the dignity and honour of women in general." 


Probe blows lid off women shelter homes: ‘congested jails, mentally ill rolling on floor’

With the probe revealing “gross violations” in 25 of the 26 homes that were inspected on a random basis in Karnataka, UP, West Bengal and Odisha — many were functioning as working women’s hostels — the NCW will soon extend the enquiry to all 500 such homes across the country.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act is not clear on 'prevention': NCW consultation

Amid the #MeToo storm, the NCW had decided to take up the review of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to examine whether its existing provisions require any amendments. 

Three new members nominated to NCW

The Indian Express had reported on November 9 that the NCW has been functioning with only chairperson Rekha Sharma after the last of its members Alok Rawat completed his term on October 19. Two of the posts have been vacant since August 2018.

Sexual harassment in AIR: Will set up inquiry panel, says NCW chief

Sharma said the review of past cases and discussions with officials in the matter shows that the Air has been a “hub of sexual harassment at workplace”.


Harassment at workplace: NCW to hold stakeholder consultations to review law

NCW officials admit that the present law is flawed and not equipped to deal with the nature of sexual harassment complaints that have come to the fore recently, in most cases after a considerable time lapse.

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Kerala church writes to PM Modi, urges govt to reject NCW's proposal to abolish confessions

Soosai Pakiam, Archbishop of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum, on the other hand, told ANI, "The NCW chairperson shouldn't dictate to us that we must abolish this (practice of confession)."

Confessions in churches being misused, govt should end it, says national women's panel

The National Commission for Women (NCW), submitting a report on the two sex scandals in churches in Kerala, has recommended the government should abolish confessions in churches as “they come in the way of security and safety of women.”

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Pataudi gang-rape: Women activists demand speedy justice

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 11 (ANI): The women activists on Monday condemned the alleged gang-rape of a married woman by an army man and his accomplice in Pataudi, Gurgaon, and demanded speedy justice in such cases. Former National Commission for Women (NCW) member Shamina Shafiq said gang rapes have become very common these days, adding there is no justice for the rape survivors. Senior advocate and women’s rights activist Abha Singh echoed similar statements and said it seems there is no fear of law as there has been an increase in the number of rape cases.