“Gauravi”- India’s first One-Stop Crisis Centre opens in Bhopal

The Government of Madhya Pradesh has launched ‘Gauravi’– India’s first One-Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) at J. P. Hospital in Bhopal. The centre will help women who are victims of violence by enabling them to register an FIR, medical treatment, psychological counseling and legal help—all under one roof. The single-window centre was inaugurated by Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.

‘Gauravi’ will provide help and assistance to survivors and victims of dowry harassment, domestic violence and other atrocities on women.

The OSCC will extend legal advice, medical and police assistance to the victims. This facility can be availed either by calling on its helpline number or visiting the centre. It will also provide assistance in filing FIRs, providing security, rehabilitation of the victim and forensic support.

The MP government has also asked the Centre to provide Rs 80 crore under ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ to establish similar centres in the remaining parts of the state.

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