Extension & Field Outreach

The Department of Women and Child Development was set up in the year 1985 as a part of the Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India to give the much needed impetus to the holistic development of women and children. With effect from 30.01.2006, the Department has been upgraded to a Ministry by the Government of India. The Ministry is to have holistic development of Women and Children. As a nodal Ministry for the advancement of women and children, the Ministry formulates plans, policies and programmes; enacts/ amends legislation, guides and coordinates the efforts of both governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the field of Women and Child Development. Besides, playing its nodal role, the Ministry implements certain innovative programmes for women and children. These programmes cover welfare and support services, training for employment and income generation, awareness generation and gender sensitization. These programmes play a supplementary and complementary role to the other general developmental programmes in the sectors of health, education, rural development etc. All these efforts are directed to ensure that women are empowered both economically and socially and thus become equal partners in national development along with men. The Ministry has autonomous organizations viz. The National Commission for Women, An apex national level organization of India with the mandate of protecting and promoting the interests of women.

Relevance of the project activity:

Study different National Policies for the empowerment of women in the society and contribute to the extension education programme:

Contents to be studied online:

1.   Women Development Policy
2.   Women Development Related Acts
3.   Women Related Schemes
4.   Violence against Women
5.   Schemes of Empowerment, Advocacy, Awareness Generation and Support
6.   Services for Women.
7.   Women Development International Conventions
8.   Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
9.   Dowry Probhition Act, 1961
10. Dowry Probhition Rules
11. Indecent Representation of Women
12. The Commision of Sati (Preventation) Act and rules
13. National Commission for Women Act
14. Engendering Policies and Strategies