The concept of
Family Counseling was first introduced by Mahila Dakshata Samiti, in
fact India’s first Counseling Center was setup by Mahila Dakshata
It was at the
behest of Mahila Dakshata Samiti that various laws have been amended
or formed from time to time for the protection of women, including the
Dowry Amendment Bill, Rape Bill, Prevention of Female Feticide,
Domestic Violence Bill, Satti Prohibition Act, and now the demand for
33% Reservation for Women, etc.
The Samiti has
played a vital role in building the women movement in India through
its branches all over India and abroad.
The Samiti strives
to work towards the implementation of UN Charter of Human Rights and
has been given the ECOSOC Status.
Short stay Home “ Swadhar Greha ( Snehakaya ) is
running very well in New Delhi.
Many Branches of MDS for eg In Bengaluru,
Hyderabad ……are doing very well supporting the cause of Women
was started by Mahila Dakshata Samiti.
The idea of Family
Courts was spearheaded by the Samiti.
The concept of
saving families without going to the courts was achieved by Mahila
Dakshata Samiti advocating for free Legal Aid Cell at Patiala House
Courts in New Delhi.
MDS is proud that some of the office bearers have been bestowed with
awards at national and international level for their contribution in
Suman Krishan Kant
Suman Krishan Kant was
honoured with the ‘Social Justice Medal’ by Justice K. G Balakrishnan,
Chief Justice of India on International Women’s Day in 2007.
Another award was given to
Suman Krishan Kant honouring her for her contribution to the women’s
movement in India.
She has also been conferred
with the National Citizen Award by Rev. Mother Teresa in 1996.
National General Secretary,
was honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for her
contribution to the women’s movement at the International Women’s Day
celebrations in Berlin, Germany in 2012.
She is seen here (center)
with the prestigious award. On her left is Khouloud Daibes, Minister
from Palestine, Asia and on her right is Subodh Kant Sahai, India’s
former Minister of Tourism.
Best Social Worker Award to
Chamma Kushwaha for Orissa floods
Hon’bl Chief minister of
Delhi Sheila Dikshit giving award
On 19th April 2003
Harvard Notice board
Rupal jain in harvard posted
this on the Harvard University Notice Board
Honouring Women of color around the world