Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Delhi Commission for Women to setup help desk During 2010 CWG

Delhi Commission for Women is planning to set up help desks in the city to provide all assistance to the fairer sex relating to their rights and safety during next year's Commonwealth Games.

A DCW official said safety of women becomes a serious issue during any major event and it is in this context the Commission has felt the need to have in place a system to help women.

"We will set up gender help desks at the airport, hotels and various venues of the event to offer all sorts of help to women visitors," he said.

Since Women laborers will also be brought to the city by various contractors, DCW wants to ensure that all their rights are protected.

"The gender help desks will be set up in cooperation with Delhi Government and police," he said.

The DCW will hold a one-day consultative meeting with the likely stake holders including the police, hospitals, tourist agencies and Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee to seek their inputs for the proposal.

The Delhi Chief Minister is expected to participate in the meeting to be chaired by the DCW chairperson Barkha Singh.

The DCW is an autonomous institution set up by the Delhi Government whose mandate includes investigation and examination of all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution and other laws.