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The NCW had already sought an inquiry into the security of home nurses in New Delhi. She also wanted the State Women's Commission to institute an inquiry into the situation in Kerala.
Ms. Advani also wanted the State Commission to look into the issue of single parents in the State. According to her, the migration in search of jobs to the Gulf countries and the West had created a situation where women were forced to lead the life of a single parent in Kerala. The social issues arising out of this unique situation should be looked into, she said.
Ms. Advani pointed out that there was no need for new laws to ensure security for women in the country. According to here, the key obstacle in ensuring justice to women in need was the difficulty in getting through the first door to justice the proper filing of an FIR.
Speaking on the occasion, the State Women's Commission chairperson, M. Kamalam, said the commission would observe November 26 as Anti-Dowry Day.
Lida Jacob, Secretary Social Welfare Department, said that the Rs. 25-crore project to extend financial assistance to poor women was in its final state.
In his inaugural address, J. M. James, Justice, Kerala High Court, underscored the need for a concerted effort to tackle the issue of violence against women in society. V. Santharam, director, and A. Shahjahan, secretary, State Women's Commission, also spoke.
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