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The Constitution of
India authorizes the Government to
take measures for the protection
of women and children. In accordance with these provisions several progressive steps have been taken by Government of Karnataka with a
view to ensure the care
and protection of women and children.
The Department of Probation and After Care Services
was established in 1956 and was functioning under the Social Welfare
Department wherein focus was on giving
services to children and women admitted under various social
legislations in correctional institutions.
directorate of Women
and Child Development was created in
1975, during the "International Year of Women",
with the objective of giving
the much needed impetus to the holistic development of women and
children. The major thrust of the programmes and schemes of the directorate of
Women and Child Development is to ensure a state of well being for women
and children especially those of the weaker sections of society.
The Department formulates plans, policies
and programmes, guides and co-ordinates the efforts of both
governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the field of
women and child development.
The Department of Women and Child Development has promoted and
assisted the voluntary sector significantly in the implementation of the
government policies and programmes for women and children.
of the Department is the
all round development of
women and children and
empowerment of women. The
into 3 categories