Legal Awareness Generation is a paramount importance for upliftment of women and, particularly, women living in rural areas.They are ignorant about their legal and other rights, their status in the society and in the family and the solutions to the problems faced by them.
National Commission for Women has revised guidelines for conducting Legal Awareness Programmes (LAP) and developed a new comprehensive “Standardized Module for Legal Awareness Programme About Women Related Laws.” Module describes the syllabus / laws including recent new legislations and amendments such as The Sexual Harassment at Work Place Act 2013 and The Criminal Amendment Laws 2013 etc.
Financial Assistance has been increased to Rs.1,00,000/- for Non-NER Region & Rs,1,20,000/- for NER Region for holding one camp of two days with 60 participants. Only e-proposals were invited for Legal Awareness Programmes from reputed Universities/Law Departments/Colleges for 2015-16. NCW planned to sponsor 133 programmes for the current Financial Year which will provide Legal Awareness to Approx 8000 participants.
NCW has also collaborated with National Legal Service Authority/ reputed Universities/ Law Departments/ Colleges from all over the country to implement the module and to impart Legal Awareness about women related laws.
State wise details of the Legal Awareness Progrmmes organised by the Commission during the year 2015-16 is given in the Annexure – VIII