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NCW chief Rekha Sharma lodges complaint with Twitter over 'suspicious tweets' from account

October 22, 2020 7:22 am

Apart from being trolled for the posts from her Twitter handle, Rekha Sharma was also pulled up by social media users for having raised the issue of "love jihad" in Maharashtra in her meeting with the Governor.

Maharashtra: NCW chief meets Governor, says ‘Love Jihad’ cases rising

October 21, 2020 12:21 pm

NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma told the Governor there was a rise in cases of ‘Love Jihad’ in the state and highlighted the distinction between consensual inter-faith marriages and Love Jihad, stating that the latter required attention, a statement issued by the NCW said.

Mundhe accused of harassment by woman employee of Nagpur Smart City, NCW issues notice

July 07, 2020 12:54 am

“The NCW is in receipt of a complaint pertaining to denial of maternity benefit, mental harassment, and humiliation at her workplace and by senior officers,” states the notice signed by NCW Chairman Rekha Sharma dated July 6.

Rising domestic violence in India: National bodies and Twitter launch search prompt for help

June 17, 2020 6:48 pm

In a move to back efforts to quell rise in domestic violence, Twitter India has launched a dedicated search prompt.

NCW chief writes to health minister on plight of pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic

June 09, 2020 3:39 pm

The Commission said that it is a matter of "great concern" and a note has been taken regarding the lapse on the part of hospitals and authorities in these crucial times.

NCW launches WhatsApp number to report domestic violence during COVID-19 lockdown

April 10, 2020 10:39 pm

The NCW said the WhatsApp number --7217735372 -- is in addition to the online complaint links and emails which are already operational.

Consider inclusion of women ministers in Delhi cabinet: NCW writes to CM Kejriwal

February 27, 2020 7:04 pm

The commission's chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, “requesting him to consider the inclusion of women Ministers in the Delhi Cabinet”.

NCW finds lack of security and unhygienic living conditions at rehabilitative homes for women

September 27, 2019 3:32 pm

The inspection was carried out by the NCW across 35 'Swadhar Grehs' that give temporary shelter to women who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation.

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

April 06, 2019 7:55 am

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

January 10, 2019 1:58 pm

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." 

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN VIDEOS

Pataudi gang-rape: Women activists demand speedy justice

January 11, 2016 2:09 pm

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.