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Women and Child Development Department

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About Department

The Directorate of Women and Child Development is functioning w.e.f. 1-4-92 vide notification No. 79-SW I/92 dated 10th February,1992 after getting bifurcation from social welfare department.In its capacity as a nodal agency looking after the advancement of women and children, the Department formulates plans, policies and programmes and coordinates the efforts of both government and non-governmental organizations working in the field ofwomen and child development. The Department and its constituents organizations work in close co-operation with the social organizations and international agencies like UNICEF, World Bank, UNFPA etc. to achieve the goals of development of women and children. The Department is implementing various schemes for overall development of women and children under state, central and with assistance of international agencies.women and child development. The Department and its constituents organizations work in close co-operation with the social organizations and international agencies like UNICEF, World Bank, UNFPA etc. to achieve the goals of development of women and chThe Directorate is also administratively responsible for Haryana State Commission for Women, Haryana Women Development Corporation ,Haryana State Social Welfare Advisory Board


Vision

Facilitate women to become economically and socially empowered, so that they contribute as healthy and equal partners in an environment free from violence and discrimination.Provision of opportunities to children and adolescent girls for growth and development to the fullest in safe and protected environment.


Objectives

To lay the foundation for development of children below 6 years with focus on nutrition, health and non formal pre-school education and awareness and capacity building for mothers about nutritional and health needs of the child .To empower adolescent girls (11-18 years) through nutrition, health care and life skill education.To Provide a safe and secure environment for overall development of children who are in need of care and protection and those in conflict with the law.To create awareness and to provide support services to aggrieved women/families about the protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, Dowry Act 1961 ,TheProhibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006..To remove the bias against girl children, to correct adverse sex ratio and eradicate social evils affecting women adversely.To prevent women and children from being abused and trafficked.To enable Economic and Social Empowerment of women To Provide relief and rehabilitation to vulnerable and disadvantaged women including skill development and economic developmentTo create awareness about gender concern in policies and schemes of Govt. and to undertake research training and capacity building as well as improvement in internal mechanism for better understanding of issues related to women and children and to improve efficiency in delivery of services.prove efficiency in delivery of services.


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