DCW to set up special cell to tackle harassment of Northeastern women in Delhi

Taking cognizance of the issues raised by rights groups, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has decided to set up a Special Cell to address problems faced by women from Northeast in the national capital.

hidden July 31, 2015 20:46:05 IST
DCW to set up special cell to tackle harassment of Northeastern women in Delhi

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the issues raised by rights groups, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has decided to set up a Special Cell to address problems faced by women from Northeast in the national capital.

DCW to set up special cell to tackle harassment of Northeastern women in Delhi

DCW chief Swati Maliwal. Ibnlive

"We will soon set up a Special Cell to address issues and problems faced by Northeastern women in the national capital. Over the time, complaints of racism, eve teasing and harassment against north-eastern women along with concern of their safety have come to light and thus the decision has been taken," said a DCW official.

A delegation of people from Northeast on Friday met the newly appointed DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal and held a meeting on
the matter.

DCW has also decided to organise comprehensive discussions with institutions, several NGOs and human rights groups on the issue at a conference scheduled to be held in Delhi soon.

"Women from Northeast come to Delhi in search of livelihood and face several problems here, most of which often go unreported. Safety of these women is a major concern and this conference will be an attempt to reach the root cause of these problems and solve them," said the official.

The Special Cell will comprise members from legal sector, NGOs and students among others.

Meanwhile, police on Friday said that an attempt was made to molest a woman from Nagaland in Malviya Nagar area. A person has been arrested in this connection, they said.

PTI

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