Intervention by DCW results in creche set-up at Ghazipur
Delhi Commission for Women's (DCW) intervention has resulted in the announcement to set up of crèche for
children in Ghazipur dairy farm slums.
The issue was raised by the women at the DCW's Mahila Panchayat positioned in the area.
According to the women, out of 500 households, there are nearly 300 children below the age of 6 years.
Delhi Commission for Women's Mahila Panchayat was informed that
most of the women in the area are working and are forced to leave children unattended at home.
The women expressed dire need of crèche in their area so that they can go for
work without anxiety and stress.
The woman complained that in order to take care of the younger children, the older children are unable to go to school or pursue education.
The Delhi Commission for Women's Chairperson Swati Jai Hind in a letter to the Department of Women and Child Development
revealed the need of a crèche in the dairy farm slum area of Ghazipur.
The Department of Women and Child Development informed Delhi Commission for Women that the former had conducted a survey in the area and a crèche will be set up by July end.
The Delhi Commission for Women's Chairperson Swati Jai Hind stated that crèche in the area will empower women to go for work without anxiety.
She expressed concern that Delhi needs more crèches at diverse locations to let
women work without stress and anxiety as they leave their children in proper caring hands.