March 24, 2023

ncw: Domestic violence plaints to NCW rose 26% last year | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid a raging pandemic, the number of women reaching out to the National Commission for Women to report violence and harassment within their homes has showed a significant rise in 2021 when compared to 2020.
In the second year of the pandemic, the National Commission for Women received 30,865 complaints, of which 72.5% (22,379) fall in three categories – to secure their right to live with dignity (36%); protection from domestic violence (21.6%); and matters of harassment of married women including for dowry (15%).
Statewise break-up shows that 51.3% of all the complaints across 24 categories are from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Delhi (10.8%) and Maharashtra (4.9%).
A comparison with previous year’s data shows that the number of total complaints rose over 30% from 23,722 received in 2020 to 30,865. In 2020, nearly 70% of the total complaints were from the three categories for which the maximum complaints have been received this year.
“The pandemic has been a challenge for everyone across the globe especially women. We have more and more women coming forward and getting help from NCW. We receive around 400 calls daily on the helpline including those for information about NCW and get around 10 SOS calls a week seeking emergency help,” NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma.
As per the data on the NCW portal, in 2021, the complaints pertaining to securing the right to live with dignity shot up 44% to 11,084 compared to 7,715 in the previous year. The next big reasons for women to reach out to the commission in 2021 like in 2020 remained protection from domestic violence, with 6,682 complaints received in this category up 26%.

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