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Inviting Comments on the Draft National Policy for Women 2016

Inviting Comments on the Draft National Policy for Women 2016
Start Date :
May 17, 2016
Last Date :
Jun 21, 2016
00:00 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
Submission Closed

Nearly a decade and half has passed since the National Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2001 was formulated. Since then significant strides in global technology and information ...

Nearly a decade and half has passed since the National Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2001 was formulated. Since then significant strides in global technology and information systems have placed the Indian economy on a trajectory of higher growth impacting the general populace and women, in particular in unique and different ways. The discourse on women’s empowerment has been gradually evolving over the last few decades, wherein paradigm shifts have occurred –from seeing women as mere recipients of welfare benefits to mainstreaming gender concerns and engaging them in the development process of the country. These changes have brought forth fresh opportunities and possibilities for women’s empowerment while at the same time presenting new and emerging challenges which along with persisting socio-economic problems continue to hinder gender equality and holistic empowerment of women.

The policy envisions a society in which, women attain their full potential and are able to participate as equal partners in all spheres of life. It also emphasises the role of an effective framework to enable the process of developing policies, programmes and practices which will ensure equal rights and opportunities for women.

The broad objective of the policy is to create a conducive socio-cultural, economic and political environment to enable women enjoy de jure and de facto fundamental rights and realize their full potential.

Priority Areas

1. Health including food security and nutrition
2. Education
3. Economy
4. Governance and Decision Making
5. Violence Against Women
6. Enabling Environment
7. Environment and Climate Change

Emerging Areas

1. Making cyber space safe place for women
2. Review constitutional provisions to enable equitable and uniform entitlements for women irrespective of caste, community or religion.
3. Protection of surrogates mothers, commissioning mother along with children born
4. Redistribution of gender roles for reducing unpaid care work to maintain balance between work and family roles
5. A comprehensive social protection to address vulnerabilities of single women

Ministry of Women and Child Development, GoI invites your inputs on the National Policy for Women 2016 so that a comprehensive policy document may be created which would address all the objectives of this policy.

Download the Draft National Policy for Women 2016 here.

You can share your suggestions till 20th June, 2016.

Showing 703 Submission(s)
Jatin Soni_3
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Jatin Soni_3 8 years 1 month ago

This is totally abserd policy. As per constitution of india, there should not be any biaseness due to gender or color. Then why the policy is so against men? Policy have used word male sterilisation, is it not wrong? Instead of working on real issues of woman's, these ministry is working against men's. In the name of empowering one gender, you can not pass policies which violates other gender's rights.
If this policy passes, then I am not going to vote this government.

Gaurav G Mantrao
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Gaurav G Mantrao 8 years 1 month ago

Stop making gender biased laws in favour of women now. There are already several laws in favour of women which are being mis-used against men and which is breaking our society.

shobhit chaudhary
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shobhit chaudhary 8 years 1 month ago

Sorry for posting my reply so late as I was working for over 12 hours today to earn my living which I spend on my family. I am a common man.
Please do not make our lives any more tougher by making gender biased laws. We all have right to equality and special treatment to any particular gender will only distort the harmony of the society. If you want to empower women then work on ensuring education & skill development. Also, have some policy to ensure welfare of man as well. We are human too.

chitku nani
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chitku nani 8 years 1 month ago

The policy is completely anti male and anti human and should be discarded outright. It's very sad and shameful that such a draft with venom against males has been drafted. It's not women empowerment but it is complete hatred against men. Are boys not children? Are male not human? why this discrimination?

Divyansh Rastogi_2
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Divyansh Rastogi_2 8 years 1 month ago

In my opinion, this policy will be a tool towards a manless or in fact male less society.I think nutrition, education etc should be a right of a child, there is no point to have gender discrimination in everything. There are laws and ministries to take care most of the suggested areas, even if govt start working on those pre existing policies, the results will come. Our objective should be to take society in a direction where every one will be treated equally. Reservation Will ruin it

MrsSeema Shambhumal Jagwani
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MrsSeema Shambhumal Jagwani 8 years 1 month ago

I'm mother of 2 dr sons: elder MBBS doms (eye dr), younger MBBS dmre (radiology)
daughter in law MBBS da dnb anaesthesia have filed false DV CASE against a drs mother in law wit full false & frivolous allegations. bcos of which my whole family is broke & disturbed.. MODI GOVT TOLD ACHE DIN

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SanTy_7 8 years 1 month ago

Dear Sir/ Madam
There is no doubt in anybody's mind that Govt is working for women with one motive ie VoteBank.
My suggestions is dont make law, it ll be misused heavily like #498a & Dimestic Violence. After 10-15-20 years probably Men/General category/ Taxpayers would be big votebank and u ll face similar fate like Congress today.

Instead of law u should do campaign like SwachBharat / LPG giveup / BetiBachaoBetiPadhao .More ppl ll be educated with this.
Plz consider Male as ur ppl.

Legal Matters
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Legal Matters 8 years 1 month ago

Thro' such uneithical gender biased laws,u r takin India from a stage of cultural sanctity to cultural degeneration.Marriage in cases is a money making racket 4 women,boys & their families live in terror in several cases,al because of such gender biased laws,which don't have any provision for punishing its abuse.Additionally, cops and judges (ones encountered) make a mockery of the constitution & the law process. When it comes to a woman, evidences in many cases take a toss & so do SC verdicts

Moksha Sahani
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Moksha Sahani 8 years 1 month ago

This policy is totally gender biased, this country will destroy the existence of men if such policies are drafted. Look at the farther end where I can see this being misused by women and make men suffer from this. Today itself there are lot of fake cases in the name of dowry, domestic violence, maintenance which are being misused by women for their own benefits. I hope this government is sensible enough to not make such mistakes from which the coming generation of men would suffer.