India-UNDP Current Affairs
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is going to set up skill development centre for clients of Bharosa, an integrated support centre for distressed women and children in Hyderabad, Telangana. This initiative is aimed at empowering vulnerable and marginalised women by imparting skills training.
This centre will be set up in line with agreement signed between Hyderabad Police and UNDP under Disha project to build capacities and skills of women affected by violence to help make them economically self-sufficient. The agreement extends support to enable these women to learn marketable skills and connect with income opportunities.
Bharosa is an initiative of Hyderabad City Police launched in 2016. It is state-of-the-art centre to support women and children who are victims of violence. Under one roof, the centre provides 24X7 services related to police, medical, legal, prosecution, psycho-therapeutic counselling and relief and rehabilitation services in completely private counselling rooms to maintain confidentiality and privacy. It is equipped with well-trained staff and modern gadgets, including facilities like video conferencing, so victims need not go to the court. Since its inception, it has helped total of 3,560 victims in range of problems. Of these over 2,600 sought aid with regard to domestic violence.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP is United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build better life. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries with increasing emphasis on assistance to least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations. It is headquartered in New York City, US.