The primary mandate of the DIVYA JYOTI SEVASHRAM (DJSS) is to seek justice for women, safeguard their rights, and promote women’s empowerment. The DJSS monitors the proper implementation of all the legislations enacted to protect the rights of women so as to enable them to achieve equality in all spheres of life.
Recognizing the need to impart legal awareness to women and girls, regarding their rights, the Commission has initiated a Countrywide Legal Awareness Programme for Women and Girls. The awareness programme is implemented through Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and reputed institutions and aims to empower women and girls with the knowledge of their legal rights and duties, ultimately to be able to share power equally, gain full access to the means of development and to inspire a whole generation of women to work together towards achieving equality and justice.
After completion of almost Eight years of this programme the task of carrying it forward from state capitals to districts, towns, and Gaon Ki Ore is recognised as even more important. The Commission plays a catalytic role in taking the programme from cities to villages and from literate women to semi literate and illiterate women, who are facing greater constraints. NGOs, professionals, social workers, and women activists at various levels help the Commission to bring legal awareness among women and girls of various sections of society.