Which commission was set up on the status of women?

QUESTION: Which commission was set up on the status of women? What are its main functions?

ANSWER: Commission on the Status of Women: It is a Commission that has 45 members and was set up in 1946 by the UN Economic and Social Council. Its main functions are:

(i) To eliminate discrimination against women in areas like education, employment, health, marriage, and family life.
(ii) To improve the status of a girl child.


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