Pg.6 - The Global Times| Monday, March 10, 2014
“Take small steps”
Shamina Shafiq, member of National Commission for Women (NCW) talks about the role of NCW, status of women in the society and more in an interview with Ishan Kapoor of AIS Gur 46, IV K.
Shafiq defines NCW as the apex national level organisation of India. Its primary role is to ensure that the rights of women in the country are protected. When asked about her role in NCW, she said that she looks into complaints of women who are victim of any kind of crime and to ensure that women are aware of their rights.
Shamina Shafiq feels that there has been a better approach towards women’s status in society after the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya incident. She said that as students we should be aware of our legal rights and behave as responsible citizens. If values can be imbibed in children at an early age then we can eliminate crime against women faster.