In an emotional farewell, Delhi Women Commission chief Swati Maliwal bid goodbye to the organization she served for eight years, as she was nominated as Rajya Sabha MP by the Aam Aadmi Party.
Maliwal will replace AAP MP Sushil Kumar Gupta. AAP nominated Maliwal as its Rajya Sabha MP and also renominated Sanjay Singh and ND Gupta for the second term in the Upper House of Parliament.
‘Today with moist eyes I said goodbye to the Delhi Women Commission. Didn’t realise when 8 years had passed. Saw many ups and downs here. Dedicated every day to the welfare of Delhi and the country. The fight is not over, it is just a beginning (translated from hindi)’ Maliwal said in an X post.
In a video shared by Maliwal, she is seen interacting with the staff at the commission’s office during her departure. Maliwal was teary-eyed, as people gathered outside to bid farewell.
Maliwal is an active advocate for women’s rights and social issues and her time at the DCW saw her being vocal on various campaigns and movements to combat violence against women, advocate for stricter laws on abuse, and promote gender equality.
Since her appointment as the DCW chairperson in 2015, Maliwal has played a key role in spearheading initiatives addressing concerns like acid attacks, sexual harassment, and enhancing women’s safety in Delhi.
During her tenure as DCW chief, Maliwal said the commission had addressed over 1,70,000 complaints during the last 8 years.
‘We have submitted over 500 recommendations to the Central Government, Delhi Police, and the State government. Additionally, we have provided counselling for over 60,000 sexual assault survivors, and our lawyers have directly assisted them in 2 lakh court hearings,’ said the DCW chairperson.
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