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Poetry Writing Competition: Find your voice against Gender Violence


The National Commission for Women, a Statutory Body set up in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 has the mandate to safeguard the constitutional and statutory rights of women. The Commission initiates program which aids empowerment and holistic development of women so that they are capable to gain access to opportunities and make their own decisions.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was launched in 2000 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on November 25th. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women seeks to raise awareness about violence against women. This day aims to eliminate violence by removing stigma and encouraging women to speak out against abusers. This day defines violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm to women. The goal of this day is to achieve equality, development, and peace. It aims toward the fulfillment of women's and girls’ human rights.

In pursuance of its mandate and in order to achieve the goal of ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’, the Commission aims at organizing an ‘Open Poetry Writing Competition’, through MyGov Portal . The aim of the programme is to promote equality, development, and peace among the masses.




Top 5 (five) submissions will receive a Certificate and Rs. 5,000/- reward from National Commission for Women.
Certificate of Participation will be issued to all participants.



Technical Parameters

The Competition will be open to all. The Poem should be within 50-200 words and can be in English/Hindi. The participants can submit their entries on any one of the following topics:

i. Finding Freedom
ii. I am today’s Woman
iii. They say: This was My Fate
iv. Raise your Voice
v. Breaking the Silence against Violence


Term and Conditions       Participate



Important Dates


The last date of submission is 24th December, 2021.