The Delhi Commission for Women has set up an expert committee to conduct a detailed social audit of all shelter homes in the capital, after sexual abuse cases at such homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh came to light.
The committee will comprise academicians, lawyers, mental health experts and social workers and will be required to submit its report in three months. It will also be mandated to inspect and assess the condition of government and private-run shelter homes for women and girls.
The move comes after minor girls were rescued from alleged sexual abuse at two shelter homes in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria. The two cases have put the safety and security of girls, women and children at shelter homes at the centre of the public discourse.
The committee will give detailed observations on the facilities provided, the security measures and the rehabilitation programme being followed by shelter homes in Delhi. It will ensure surprise inspections of these homes, the DCW said in a statement.(Story Courtesy:ET)