A State Women Cell is functioning at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. A Superintendent of Police is the head of the State Women Cell. In addition to this, OneDistrict Women Cell is also functioning in all Police Districts in Kerala, each headed by a Woman Circle Inspector. They look into the grievances of Women, particularly, harassment against women, neglect, desertion, not recognizing her rights, and even family discords, etc. The Cells are tasked to uphold the right and dignity of Women, and, in appropriate circumstances, register cases against culprits. Women approach these Cells without any hesitation and fear, and receive counseling, on various matters in free of cost. Many-a-time the Women Cells act as interveners and help Women to compromise family problems, discords, etc.
Women's cell under police Head Quarters (Kerala State) came into existence on 01.07.96 vide Govt.Order No.5494/96/GAD dt. 25.06.96 in order to look into using atrocities against women For these three wings have set up:-
- Family Welfare Wing
- Crime Wing
- Administrative Wing
- As per directions of State Police Chief, Kerala Women's Cells have also been set up in all the districts with strength of 1WSI, 2WHCs, and 2WPCs under overall charge of crime detachment ACPs/DySPs.
- Women's Cells at Trivandrum and Ernakulum City have counselors attached to them. For the other districts, the matter is under consideration in consultation with Kerala State Social Welfare Advisory Board.
- Women's Cell at Trivandrum has an advisory panel on honorary basis
- In all districts under the chairmanship of District Police Chief a committee is being constituted for prevention of atrocities against women; comprising of lady Mps/MLAs/District Panchayat presidents of the concerned districts and lady journalists etc..