DCW’s organises 1st Mahila Panchayat
Delhi Women Commission organised its first ever ‘Mahila Panchayat’ in Badarpur on Saturday which was attended by officers of all the government agencies including South MCD, Delhi Police, SDM, and MLA of the area.
The women participated in large numbers and appraised the commission about the problems they were facing in the area.
“The objective of the panchayat was to provide a platform for the women and girls from the neighborhood to raise their issues in front of the officials and ensure their resolution on the spot,” said Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women.
She was present along with all the members of the commission to encourage women to put their grievances directly before the senior officers.
The Mahila Panchayat Jansunwai (Women Public Hearing) was organised in Mithapur in Badarpur area in partnership with NGO Shape India.
“The experiences are highly encouraging and we will organise such women public hearings in other parts of the city,” she added.
She further assured the women that the commission has taken cognisance of all the complaints received and will be following up with the concerned officials on the same.
“We want the wine shop of the area to be shifted or closed as the girls and women passing through the area often face eve-teasing and lewd comments,” said Shabnam, a women of the area.
Majorly, the complaints were regarding sale of illicit liquor, eve-teasings and molestations and missing children.
The complaints of these women and girls were discussed and the same were immediately referred to the police and administration for resolution.