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Delhi commission for women launched a campaign on 24th February 2019 to raise awareness on issues of women’s safety, this 12 day march was called as Mahila suraksha Yatra. DCW head Swati Maliwal along with the other members of the commission took out the march for 12 days. As a part of “yatra” DCW members stayed in Jhuggis. During this time issues concerning women’s safety were looked into and action was taken on the spot.
Delhi Commission also launched Mahila Suraksha Dal, which includes members of civil defense, who will help women redress their complaints. This Dal will engage volunteers from the community to become “Mahila Suraksha Mitras” those interested in joining the group can do so by calling 9350181181. This Yatra came to an end with an big event at Central Park in Connaught Place to commemorate the “International Women’s Day”.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Delhi Commission for Women Organized function and Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Arvind Kejriwal attended the award function to felicitate women achievers. A hearing-impaired international badminton player, India’s first female stunt rider and firefighter, and crew members of Air India were awarded by the Delhi Commission for Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The programme marked the culmination of the 13-day Mahila Suraksha Padyatra that DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal undertook with members and staff of the commission, and a large number of volunteers.”Women are no less than men, they can do anything the men can do, be it bike stunts, flying or sailing. The awards celebrate the strength and compassion of Indian women who have overcome severe obstacles to make a mark for themselves,”. The DCW also felicitated a 55-year-old woman e-rickshaw driver and a doctor who busted a prenatal sex determination racket,among others.