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About Meghalaya State Commission for Women

The Meghalaya State Commission for Women (M.S.C.W.) was constituted on 15.10.2004 extending its jurisdiction to the whole state of Meghalaya, with an objective to improve the status of women, investigation of violation of safeguards for women; such as to inquire into any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex for the purpose of or which has the effect of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment, or exercise by women of fundamental constitutional rights, or of human rights, or of fundamental freedom in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field or the infringement of any right or benefit conferred on women by or under the provisions of any law for the time being in force or the mental or physical torture or sexual excesses on women including an adolescent girl and a female child.

Visits and Inspections

  1. 2nd June 2012: Visit to Shelter Home for girls at Lower New Colony, Laitumkhrah, Shillong
  2. 2nd June 2012: Visit to Lawei Baphyrnai, Shelter Home for boys, Umpling, Shillong
  3. 2nd June 2012: Visit to Rilang shelter home for boys, Nongshiliang, Nongthymmai, Shillong
  4. 13th August 2013: Visit to Ferrando Shelter Home, Mawlai, Shillong
  5. 22nd January 2014: Visit to Observation Home for Boys, Tura, West Garo Hills
  6. 12th February 2014: Visit to NEIMA orphanage, Pynursla, East Khasi Hills