National Commission for Women Current Affairs

NCW launches dedicated e-mail address to report instances of sexual harassment at workplace

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has come out with dedicated e-mail address ([email protected]) to report instances of sexual harassment at workplace.  On receiving complaint mail, NCW will take forward complaints of sexual harassment at workplace received so that appropriate action may be taken, as per law.

Key Facts

The launch of dedicated e-mail address comes after several such complaints were made by women from various fields to NCW by women who have narrated their ordeal under the ‘#Metoo’ movement on social media. It is also pursuance of NCW’s objective of zero tolerance of sexual harassment of women at all workplaces and commitment to ensure safety and dignity of women including at all workplaces. Recently NCW had received many formal written complaints from various women about instances of sexual harassment at their workplace.

National Commission for Women (NCW)

NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It was established in January 1992 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women. It recommends remedial legislative measures, advise Government on all policy matters affecting women and facilitate redressal of grievances related to women.

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Facebook partners with NCW to launch Digital Literacy Programme

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch Digital Literacy Programme to train women on safe use of internet and social media. The programme was launched by Facebook in collaboration with Ranchi, Jharkhanda-based Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF), a civil society organisation involved in training related to all aspects of cyber security.

Digital Literacy Programme

Under it, awareness training will be conducted for 60,000 women in universities across major cities over a one-year period. These interactive training sessions will provide training on safe and responsible use of internet, social media and email. It will enable trainees to differentiate between credible and questionable information. The training will be conducted in local languages. The digital literacy programme will benefit women in universities across major cities in Haryana, Manipur, Delhi-NCR, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

National Commission for Women (NCW)

NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It was established in January 1992 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women. It recommends remedial legislative measures, advise Government on all policy matters affecting women and facilitate redressal of grievances related to women.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018

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