Nagaland launches Sakhi-One Stop Centre to help women in distress
Nagaland Government has launched women helpline “181” and “Sakhi-One Stop Centre”, an institute that supports women affected by violence.
It was launched by the state Governor P B Acharya at the District Hospital Dimapur in Nagaland.
- The helpline and centre aim to provide integrated assistance including medical, legal and psychological counselling to women affected by violence.
- The ‘Sakhi-One Stop Centre’ is a centrally sponsored scheme by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to be funded through Nirbhaya Fund.
- Objectives of One Stop Centres (i) To provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof (ii) Facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services to fight against any form of violence against women.
- 181 (Women Helpline): It will provide 24 hour emergency response to all women affected by violence, through referral by linking them with appropriate authorities such as Police, hospital or OSC.
- It will also provide information about women related government schemes and programmes across the country through a single uniform number -181.