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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

Dr. Shashi Panja

Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent charge), Department of Women & CD and SW


Smt. Sanghamitra Ghosh, IAS

Secretary
Department of Women & CD and SW

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The Department work towards the protection, equity and inclusion of populations that have been historically oppressed, neglected or excluded from development based on their gender, age, disability or situation. This includes children and women, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, transgender persons, homeless persons and persons with drug / alcohol addiction.
The Department’s key responsibilities are the formulation of polices, schemes and programmes that reduce the vulnerability of these disadvantaged sections of society. It acts as a nodal organization ensuring that their basic rights are holistically mainstreamed into the work of other state departments.

Activities & Event

Training programme for Counsellors under ICPS on 27.11.2018-02.12.2018

Training programme for Counsellors under ICPS on 27.11.2018-02.12.2018


Six days phase-II training programme for counsellors under ICPS was organised by State Child Protection Society in partnership with UNICEF, Sammikhani being the technical agency for the training in the conference hall of ICMARD. The counsellors from DCPU, CCI of Kolkata, Murshidabad, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur attended the meeting.
No. of participants: 26

Orientation programme for Social worker members of JJB on 28.11.2018

Orientation programme for Social worker members of JJB on 28.11.2018


One day orientation programme for newly recruited Social Worker members of JJB was organised by State Child Protection Society in the conference hall of Seva Kendra. The newly recruited Social Worker members of Howrah, Hooghly, Dakshin Dinajpur, South 24 Parganas and Paschim Medinipur attended the training. The training was facilitated by senior and experienced persons in the field of child protection.
No. of participants: 10

Meeting of State Advisory Committee to prevent and combat trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation on 30.11.2018

Meeting of State Advisory Committee to prevent and combat trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation on 30.11.2018


The 7th meeting of State Advisory Committee on prevention of Trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation headed by Dr. Shashi Panja, HMoS (IC), Dept. of DWCD & SW was held at the conference hall of Nabanna. Secretary, DWCD & SW, Director, CRT and secretaries of other line departments were present in the meeting to discuss the following points:
- Confirmation of the minutes of last meeting of the SAC.
- Update on anti trafficking initiatives taken by the State Govt.
- Proposal of WBCPCR to convert the women police stations to women and child police stations.
- Proposal for setting up help desk in Srinagar and signing MOU between Dept. of Women & Child Development & Social Welfare, Govt. of WB and J&K.
- Status of victim compensation for trafficked survivors.
- Finalization of Media Guidelines on child protection issues.

Orientation Programme on TrackCHILD 2.0 on 04.10.18

Orientation Programme on TrackCHILD 2.0 on 04.10.18


One day orientation on track child 2.0 was conducted for staff of CCI, CWC, JJB and DCPU from Bankura, Birbhum, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Nadia, Howrah, Murshidabad, and Kolkata in the conference hall of Jalasampad Bhavan.
Total number of participants: 36

Consultative Workshop on Implementation of SPAHT on 09.10.18

Consultative Workshop on Implementation of SPAHT on 09.10.18


A state level consultation on implementation of SPAHT was held in the conference hall of Hotel Hindusthan International. The consultation was chaired by HMoS (IC)-Dept. of WCD & SW and was convened by Secretary, Dept. of WCD & SW. Senior officers from different line departments were present in the meeting. DSWOs and DCPOs of all the districts along with NGOs working in the field of prevention of human trafficking actively participated in the consultation through different group activities.

Report on Review Meeting on Functioning of Open Shelter with officials and different stakeholders on 10.10.2018

Report on Review Meeting on Functioning of Open Shelter with officials and different stakeholders on 10.10.2018


Quarterly review meeting on functioning of Open Shelter was held on 10th October, 2018 at Conference Hall of Purta Bhaban, Salt Lake where NGO functionaries, Coordinators and Social Workers of Open Shelter Representatives of DCRT, DCPU and other government officials attended.

Report on Review Meeting on Functioning of Shelter for Urban Homeless with officials and different stakeholders on 28.09.2018

Report on Review Meeting on Functioning of Shelter for Urban Homeless with officials and different stakeholders on 28.09.2018


Quarterly review meeting on functioning of Shelter for Urban Homeless scheduled for the month of October 2018 in the Administrative Calendar was held on 28th September, 2018 at Conference Hall of Jalasampad Bhaban, Salt Lake, Ground Floor, with Dr Shashi Panja, Hon’ble MOS, WCD & SW Department in the chair and in presence of Secretary, WCD & SW Department. NGO functionaries, Supervisors of Shelter for Urban Homeless, Representatives of Municipal Corporations and other government officials attended the meeting.

Training programme for Counsellors under ICPS on 10.09.2018-15.09.2018

Training programme for Counsellors under ICPS on 10.09.2018-15.09.2018


Six days training programme for counsellors under ICPS was organised by State Child Protection Society in partnership with UNICEF, Sammikhani being the technical agency for the training. The counsellors from DCPU, CCI of Kolkata, Murshidabad, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur attended the meeting.

Meeting of West Bengal Task Force on 17.09.2018

Meeting of West Bengal Task Force on 17.09.2018


A meeting of West Bengal Task Force was held in the conference hall of Bikash Bhavan. The meeting was chaired by Secretary, Dept. of WCD &SW. Senior officials from the line departments were present in the meeting. Amendment of operational guidelines on RRRI was discussed in the meeting.

Capacity building of CWC members on issues related to Child Protection on 19.09.2018

Capacity building of CWC members on issues related to Child Protection on 19.09.2018


A one day training of newly recruited CWC Chairperson and members of Birbhum, North 24 Parganas, Uttar Dinajpur on issues related to Child Protection was held in Seva Kendra, Kolkata. The training programme was organised by State Child Protection Society.

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