To awaken the people, it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves.- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Status of women has undergone multidimensional changes with the passage of time, strikingly in an alternate fashion. They enjoyed a revered status in pre-Vedic period, as a pariah during post-Vedic/medieval period and again emerged strongly in the twentieth century which is still on its journey to be completed. In Odisha though the status of women is enhancing still we have to miles to go. The reason behind this is the lack of awareness among the people regarding the legal provisions available in various aspects. Keeping the above things in mind and to make the legal provisions reach at the door step of general public the Odisha State Commission for Women organized a Legal Awareness Camp with the support of Orissa Voluntary Health Association (OVHA), Bhubaneswar and its member District member organization on 24th October, 2011 at Puri ,23rd July 2012 at Dhenkanal, 27th July, 2012 at Angul.
Personnel`s from different sectors participated in the event and tried to make it an earmark for the rest districts to be covered gradually. Following is an overview of the participation :