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Special cells to check violence against women: Vyas


New Delhi : The National Commission for Women (NCW) Monday announced special cells would be set up in the national capital to check cases of violence against women.

The women’s rights panel has roped in Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Delhi Police for the project to be launched this year. The project will be administered and sponsored by the Tata Institute and funded entirely by the NCW.

“The cell will provide services in policy assistance on criminal complaints, placements, referral to family service agencies, counselling, legal aid and generating awareness on violence against women,” NCW chairperson Girija Viyas told reporters here.

According to Vyas, the cell is being launched after the success of NCW’s pilot project “Save the Home – Save the Family”.

“The project has been a great success and in a year we received 12,895 complaints of domestic violence. Of these, action was taken in 7,509 and 1,077 complaints have been sorted out,” she said.

Vyas said the NCW would also train and sensitise police personnel in dealing with all forms of violence against women.