Activities of the Commission

 In keeping with its mandate, the Tripura Commission for Women initiated various steps to protect the rights and interests of women and worked for their empowerment during the year under report. In the year 2020-21, the Commission has received a large number of complaints relating to various categories of crimes against women such as domestic violence, dowry torture, dowry death, kidnapping, desertion, bigamy, rape at promising marriage, sexual harassment of women at workplace, etc. Most of the cases registered in the Commission or brought before it relate to marital discord and domestic violence, the Commission took upon itself the task of counselling the parties concerned, so that family disputes could be settled speedily and effectively without being dragged into the Courts of Law. The Commission carried out its own investigations of the incidents of crimes against women like unnatural deaths or dowry deaths and incidents of rape reported to it or informed through paper clippings. Thereafter the Commission pursued those matters to expedite police actions. Apart from that, the Commission conducted many other inquiries into the cases relating to violations of women's rights either registered with it or suo-moto  from  paper  clippings  as and when considered necessary by the Commission. For taking proper action the reports of those enquiries were sent to the Police and to the concerned administrative authorities with the findings and recommendations of the Commission.

            A Committee, comprising of Commission Members and Medical Officers of Government Hospitals, was formed with the aim of keeping vigilant watch on proper implementation of PC-PNDT Act in Government Hospitals and Private Nursing Homes in the State.

            In different phases the Commission interacted with the print and electronic media, Medical Professionals, Administrative Officers,. Lawyers, Academicians, Social Activists and NGOs on the issues like increasing rate of crime against women and low conviction rate in women related crimes, implementation of different laws 'enacted time to time for protection and safeguard of women a.nd proper implementation of programmes and projects for development of women and during the period under report.

       During the period the Commission visited Female Correction Centre, Destitute and Protective Homes for Women and Girls, Nursing Trainee Girls' Hostel, SC / ST Girls' Hostel attached to HS Schools of Tripura and Ladies Hostel for working women at Agartala. Recommendations for remedial measures to be adopted to improve the living conditions of the inmates were sent to the concerned authorities of the said Institutions.

The Commission gave top most priority on awareness generation programmes for the public in general and women in particular. During the year under report the Commission visited almost all Sub-Divisions under Districts including the remote areas of hills and plains of the State to reach the women and to make them aware about their rights.

            A very special  attention was given on Awareness Generation under ‘Prevention of Crime against Women’ in different places of Tripura in the period under report. The programme was conducted with the aim to aware people regarding care and protection of Women and Girl Child.

            Apart from that, the Commission attended many seminars on women related issues like Women's Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Workshops on Laws affecting women including PC-PNDT Act and different Departments of the State Government, Government Degree Colleges, NSS Units under Plus Two Schools and Colleges. The Commission also attended various awareness generation programmes for public in general and for women in particular throughout the State organized by Panchayati Raj Institutions, different Departments of the Government, NGOs, Women's Organizations and local clubs during the period under report.

            During the year under report the Commission maintained its networking with the National Commission for Women, the Women's Commissions for other States and attended meetings, seminars and workshops convened or organized by the NCW and the State Commissions.

            During the year under 12 meetings of the Commission, presided over by the, Chairperson, were held, where all important decisions regarding activities and new initiative of the Commission were taken.

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