Sunday, September 19, 2021

WCD Minister Smriti Irani launches 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani today launched a 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence. The helpline number is – 7827170170. Speaking at the launch, the Minister congratulated National Commission for Women and said, the helpline gives a message to women that whenever they are in need, their government and Commission will stand by them.

The aim of the helpline is to provide round the clock emergency and non-emergency complaints and counseling services to women affected by violence. The helpline will link them with appropriate authorities such as police, hospitals, District Legal Service Authority, psychological services and providing information about women-related government programmes across the country through a single uniform number. The Helpline is in line with several initiatives taken up by the Ministry and National Commission for Women giving utmost priority to women’s safety.

The new helpline aims to facilitate integrated range of services for women affected with violence under one roof such as help from police, psycho-social counselling and access to One Stop Centres among other services. The helpline will be functional round-the-clock to facilitate help on issues related to violence against women. The helpline will function with a team of trained experts. Any girl or woman aged 18 years and above can seek help by calling on this Helpline which will be operated from the premises of the National Commission for Women, New Delhi.

 

 

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